A simple robust salad


If your looking for a hearty full of flavour salad look no further…. I have played with the idea of a tricolour salad but roasted the tomatoes to bring out the sweetness and making it a cross between crostini and a tricolour turning it from a starter to a main course. Served with toasted ciabatta … Continue reading

A month of fasting


Ramadan Mubarak! My kitchen will soon resemble an episode of Masterchef when I attempt to cook a three course meal after work to a deadline that is Iftar (when the fast is broken). My husband adds the commentary “you have 5 minutes remaining”! The traditions of ramadan start weeks before where the house is scrupulously … Continue reading

Salmon with Julienne vegetables


Every new year I make my resolutions for the coming year. Every year it includes eating healthier and taking up exercise. Every year I fail on day one. This year though something else has happened…. I started running and that’s not all. I have managed to get my daily calories down! The problem with dieting … Continue reading

Caramelised salmon


This recipe is neither West Country or North African but it is one of my favourite recipes. In fact this was the first meal I cooked my now husband. This is the perfect meal for entertaining or for cooking a romantic meal for two! It’s quick giving you more time to socialise and its sooooo … Continue reading

Picsou and Jasmine. Our very fussy cats


So I have written a few posts about feeding my fussy and sometimes homesick husband but he is not the only fussy eater in our house. Anyone who has owned a Siamese cat will know just how fussy and vocal this breed can be. In fact as I write this Jasmine is screaming for attention! … Continue reading

Chtit’ha Djedj (Algerian Chicken in Sauce)


This Algerian dish is perfect for Iftar, offering oodles of taste and plenty of healthy carb’s and protein to norish and up the energy levels. Serve with a good bread to mop up the delicious juices. I have altered the recipe slightly using Harissa instead of Paprika to give a little extra kink. To make … Continue reading

My new blog


Cooking is my hobbie and thanks to my wonderful new husband I have enjoyed three years of experimental cooking. I grew up in the west country where sausages, pork and cider are mainstream. For my Algerian husband, pork and cider is forbidden. This blog is my exploration of food away from meat and two veg. … Continue reading