Spring tapas: Grilled haloumi with watermelon and caramelised balsamic

I’ve always liked haloumi and often use it in salads or lightly fried and dressed with lemon zest oil, but recently I discovered this particular watermelon pairing at gallon. – our local wine bar. Mr Chipconnoisseur is so in love with the warm saltiness of the cheese and sweet chilll of the […]

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The Perfect Tiger Prawn Omelette

Now, just to be clear, the following recipe is for the perfect [insert your favourite ingredients here] omelette. It’s light and fluffy and oh so good! I used large cooked tiger prawns because I’ve had a hankering for them for a while, and since I picked up a handsome bunch […]

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Cauliflower and Herb Soup with Pecorino Crisps

Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family or looking for a hassle free entree to serve at your next dinner party, this creamy cauliflower and herb soup recipe is a winner.

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Caramelised Onion, Sweet Potato and Goat’s Cheese Tart

I decided to make a tart. They look so fancy and posh, yet are very quick and easy to make. Based on the shortcrust pastry recipe I used,  and the type of filling I was going to make, the tart would be more of a traditional flamiche. Flamiche is a shortcrust pastry tart with a leek […]

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Pumpkin and Burnt Spinach Lasagne with Hazelnuts, Pecorino and Sage

If there is a Foodie Heaven, this is what they serve at meal time…

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Smashed Potato, Leek and Mushroom Soup with Cheesy Herb Bread

I like to add mushrooms to the classic potato and leek soup, which combines both of my parents’ best soup recipes.

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Barley Vegetable Soup PLUS How to Cook Pearl Barley

I’ve always loved all types of cooked grains, but pearl barley has remained my favorite since childhood. It may be because it’s slightly nutty and earthy in flavour, or because it has a lovely sticky consistency that goes oh so well with goulash, mushroom sauce or even as a breakfast cereal. […]

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Russian Potato Salad (aka Polska Sałatka)

Given that everyone who has tried my version of this salad begged me for the recipe, it is no wonder that both the Poles and the Russians claim a version of this potato and vegetable salad as their own. Dairy- and gluten-free too!

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