potato salad with mustard vinagrette

For me, nothing says comfort food like potatoes! The other day, I picked up some local sausages and fresh buns, and decided that a potato salad would make a lovely side dish. I have never been a huge fan of creamy, mayo-based potato salads. I have had an intolerance to eggs for years now, so…

lemon, leek & cremini mushroom risotto

With fall’s cold weather seemingly here to stay, I still find myself craving some of the light-tasting, citrusy flavours of summer. This dish is perfect for a transition to the cooler months.  It is simple, yet bursting with flavour, and rich and creamy without being too heavy. Ingredients 3 leeks, trimmed and chopped 10-12 cremini…

creamy gorgonzola risotto

One of the best presents I have ever received is a cookbook from my dear friend, Dana. It is called ‘Cheese: Sumptuous Cheese Recipes for all Occasions’. Oh, she knows me so well. This is my take on the cookbook’s ‘Sage and Gorgonzola Risotto’ recipe. Ingredients: scant 4 tbsp unsalted butter 150 g pancetta 1…

spicy tortilla soup

After a day out in the cold, there’s nothing quite like a hot bowl of soup to warm up even the chilliest winter-enthusiast. This spicy soup is a favourite year-round, but it’s that much more satisfying to have on a snowy day. It is well-seasoned and hearty. Doesn’t get much better. For this meal, I…