Olive Oil & Lemon Cake with Raspberries

This is a recipe belonging to Jamie Oliver from one of his earliest books Jamie’s Italy which I had completely forgotten about how much I loved. He makes it with Fragola Grapes,but raspberries or blueberries are delicious in it. I didn’t have as much fruit as the recipe needed so had to content myself with just putting fruit into the middle rather than onto the … Continue reading Olive Oil & Lemon Cake with Raspberries

An Olive Oil cake with Lemon and Orange puree

An Olive Oil cake from Italy made with lemon and orange puree and lots of olive oil. Its not too sweet rather like our madeira cake or pound cake, nice with a cup of coffee. The olive oil flavour comes through along with the citrus juices and toasted almonds. Try it and be surprised at how well it works. Olive Oil Cake 1 orange 1 … Continue reading An Olive Oil cake with Lemon and Orange puree

Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate

  This is a spectacular salad the basis of which is Quinoa. Easy to cook, a great source of protein and combined with vegetables and topped with pomegranate seeds and dressing was just beautiful to eat.  We had this accompanied by the lamb meatballs I have posted on before although I varied them slightly by replacing the spices in the recipe with a tablespoon of … Continue reading Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate

Salad dressing

Salads are amazing as a meal in themselves or accompanying another dish. Done well – divine but I have so often been put off by a soggy dish of brown leaves with an overpowering vinegary salad dressing. The ‘get right’ salad basics include choosing the crispest of greens and freshest of herbs and when bought get them home as soon as possible so that flavours … Continue reading Salad dressing