Tag Archives: Butter

Cucumber with mint cream cheese sandwiches

These sandwiches are perfect for a summer’s day. You do need to salt the cucumber or you will end up with soggy ones. I got this recipe from the Sunday Times that featured one in the Fortnum and Mason The … Continue reading

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Leek Pie (actually a tart)

It is actually a tart but for three generations we have called it leek pie. It can be prepared in stages and eaten hot, warm or cold. What is not to like about leeks in a cheese sauce on a … Continue reading

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Mini Croustade Cases / mini bread baskets

Croustades  (mini bread baskets) These make a cheap, tasty alternative to bought ones.  The keep for ages if stored in an air-tight box.  The can be filled with anything you fancy but here are a few of my suggestions: Avocado, … Continue reading

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Sardine and Lime Pâté

  This Pâté takes so little time to prepare so makes it perfect as a starter,  a light lunch or supper,  a canapé topping or for taking on a picnic.  Perfect on a croustade /mini bread baskets – see my … Continue reading

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Baked cherry tomatoes

This is the perfect vegetable to serve with any fish or meat being oven-cooked.  Just pop in the oven 10 minutes before the end of cooking time.  If using a lower oven temperature just put in the oven sooner.  You … Continue reading

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Puréed carrots

This super simple, yet delicious, side dish has just three ingredients.  It can be made well in advance so is great for entertaining. When ready to serve microwave for two or three minutes or heat in a pan until hot .  No … Continue reading

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French Beans and Tomatoes in basil sauce

These beans are briefly boiled and tossed with cherry tomatoes in a buttery basil sauce to make the most yummy green beans ever!  Serves 6 and is ready in 10 – 15 minutes. 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and … Continue reading

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