A Glug of Oil


Succulent Chicken Satay Skewers

What gorgeous weather we've been having lately!  With the summer now in full swing everyone's enjoying the chance to get the BBQ out and sit outside to eat; what a difference a bit of sunshine makes.  I like most people certainly feel better when we have nice sunny days!

Chicken tagine with chickpeas


A tagine is historically a dish from North Africa, and is the name given to the earthenware pot that the dish is cooked in. Because the domed or cone-shaped lid of the tagine pot traps steam and returns the condensed liquid to the pot, a minimal amount of water is needed to cook meats and vegetables.

Easy slow cooker recipe - crock-pot BBQ pork steaks

bbq pork steaks

Crock-pots or slow cookers are a brilliant invention! They're great for all kinds of easy and delicious dinners. My slow cooked pork steaks in a rich and tangy BBQ sauce melt in the mouth - just the thing to come home to after a long day at work.

Spicy red pepper and sweet paprika soup


Rich, vibrant, thick, and creamy, a warming soup is perfect for these cold 'almost winter' days. Home-made soup is really easy to make, and the best thing is that you can make up your own combinations of flavours. With good quality ingredients soup takes no time at all to make, especially if you have a soup maker.