Ratatouille

As far as French cuisine goes, my repertoire pretty much starts and ends with ratatouille. And the French would probably be upset with my version of it, as I’m not a purist… but I personally think it’s pretty darned yummy 🙂 Ratatouille is basically a chunky stew with tomato as its base, usually featuring onions, … Continue reading Ratatouille

Fondant potatoes with honeyed carrots and creamy butter-wine sauce

Fondant potatoes, honeyed carrots, and a creamy butter-wine sauce – all perfect accompaniments to a centrepiece of your choice in a poshed-up dinner. Now you just have to think of what to put with it… …my preferences would be for a super-simple medley of mushrooms fried off in butter, garlic and thyme, or a comfort-foody … Continue reading Fondant potatoes with honeyed carrots and creamy butter-wine sauce

Pesto

Pesto… who doesn’t love it? When it comes to pesto, I try and stay as traditional as possible, although my version swaps out the parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast, and I tend to use cashews instead of pine nuts… largely because the latter are so darned expensive and are far from a local food product … Continue reading Pesto