Halloumi Aubergine Rolls

This is my take on pigs in blankets for the festive season, but just as good all year round. To make 12 rolls 3 large aubergines Olive oil Harissa paste 1 pack of halloumi cheese Top and tail the aubergines then slice lengthwise, first removing two opposite sides, then slice the remaining aubergine into four…

Spinach Pie (Greek Style)

I’m not quite ready to surrender to the fact my holiday for this year is over. Having spent a week in Kefalonia (or Cephalonia, or is it Keffalinia) I am continuing with the Greek themed food. Kefalonia is a beautiful island: Stunning scenery, crystal clear water, hot sunshine and some great food. Somewhat surprisingly none…

Borlotti Beans with Spring Greens and Grilled Cheese

The weather may be summer like but the end of my borlotti beans on the allotment tells me it’s definitely autumn and time to start clearing and preparing the plot for the colder, shorter days. Borlottis are the only beans I grow now. In fact they are one of the very few successes this year….

Halloumi and Crunchy Salad Kebab

A tasty alternative to a doner kebab and guaranteed not to contain horsemeat. This will make 5 or 6 decent sized kebabs Start by making the salad ½ head red cabbage 1 large carrot – peeled 6 radishes 3 tablespoons olive oil juice of ½ lime a few splashes of sesame oil 1 teaspoon balsamic…

Another Variation on a Turkish Pie Idea

As any parent will know, feeding children is no easy feat and when your children turn to teenagers and beyond it doesn’t get any easier. I have to cater for a vegetarian, a meat eater who doesn’t like meat and a meat eater who likes to eat nothing but meat. I still recall the days…

Lentil and Ebly Salad

A wander along Westbourne Grove the other lunchtime and I ended up outside Daylesford Organic leaving with a tub of mixed salads for lunch. One of which I thought was lentil and rice but turned out to be lentil and whole grains. So here is my version using Ebly. There is quite a lot of…

Hot Sweet Potato and Halloumi Sandwich

I’ve been thinking about this a quick family tea for a few weeks. I plan on making it, then for some reason everyone’s plans change, people are in, out, who knows where, and I end up not cooking or doing something a bit boring like pizza. Hardly the most original or inspiring snack ever invented…

Vegetable Burgers with Halloumi and Mint

This dish came 4th in Linda McCartney Foods search for Britain’s Best Vegetarian Dish. I made these up after having eaten a burger at Borough Market on Good Friday. This is probably one of the best things I have cooked of late. I added some cooked rice as I didn’t want too many breadcrumbs but…

Portobello and Halloumi Burger

Quick and tasty snack to see me through after two big lunches in two days For each burger you need:- 1-2 Portobello or large field mushrooms 1 large slice of halloumi 1 large bap – brown or white, whatever takes your fancy 1 piece of grilled red pepper – from a jar is fine 1…

The End of Summer

To celebrate the end of summer and the start of half term holidays, we had an impromptu supper round ours last night. It is a sorry state of affairs when you can call round a group of friends at 24 hours notice and none of us have anything planned so rather than another night in…

Broad Beans

OK, so the broad beans have some way to go before I can pick them, pop them from their furry pods and cook them young, fresh and tender. Some farmers markets and supermarkets are starting to sell fresh UK broad beans but I cheated here and used frozen baby broad beans which are OK, but…

Courgette and Halloumi Cheese Rissoles

A tasty and simple meal that tastes of summer. This will make about eight rissoles – enough for four people. 3-4 medium courgettes 1 onion 1 pack halloumi cheese 3 tablespoons plain flour 1 egg 1 tablespoon chopped dill (optional) Olive oil for frying Grate the courgettes, place in a clean tea towel or muslin…