Maltese Kappunata

  This is a recipe from my Maltese roots. Although it’s probably best known as an Italian dish, it’s a popular aubergine accompaniment in Maltese homes too. My Mum would make a big batch of this and serve it up as a sidekick to grilled tuna or with barbequed meat. Recently, I’ve really enjoyed making […]

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Truffled Mushroom and Gruyere Toasted Sandwich

I’ve gone to town on the toastie! Here is my recipe for a gourmet veggie toastie with a twist – chestnut mushrooms cooked in truffle sauce, a touch of garlic and cream and a good helping of cave aged Gruyere which has a refined flavour, one that’s developed over a year of maturing. Good old cheddar […]

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Kusksu – Maltese Soup

I love big, clear soups packed with different textures and mopped up with a hunk of sourdough bread, thick with salted butter. Kusksu, a recipe from my roots, is a soup my Mum (and Nona) would make for us at lunchtime on a Saturday, served with goats’ cheese, black pepper and some olive oil, a […]

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Retro Retreat: The Control Tower

  North Norfolk is one of the prettiest and quirkiest places in Britain. I am a little biased naturally. But according to the Met Office, it is also officially the sunniest, driest and warmest spots in the UK. Just one example of the county’s retro beauty was apparent last weekend, when we spent two days and […]

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The ultimate VEGGIE burger?

I’m occasionally partial to a spot of Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, a magazine show, which is in fact targeted at an entirely different gender – the 30-something male. One who likes a lie-in. Well who doesn’t enjoy one of those? But for some reason, when channel hopping on a Sunday morn, I always seem to pause […]

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Tortilla Española

Following our recent trip to the Jerte Valley and Seville, I haven’t stopped making Spanish omelette. It’s super quick, vegetarian, costs only £1.86 to make – that’s 46p per serving – and truly tasty served with a rich glass of Rioja. Best served warm but it’s also great cold the next day in a packed […]

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French Vegetarian Glamping Meals

Here are seven easy recipes – one for every day of the week – which can be cooked in a camper van, perhaps even just on a gas stove (if you have plenty of gas!). Each has a somewhat glamorous twist to your standard camping fare, but then, just because you’re a vegetarian, doesn’t mean […]

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