Tag: cucumber

Indian Chickpea Salad

Indian Chickpea Salad

Cool off this summer with an Indian inspired chickpea salad. All the spice of your favourite curry without turning up the temperature in your kitchen. Indian summers The wonderful thing about having a thriving herb garden is that you can easily turn simple, every day…

Green Apple Gimlet with cucumber and mint

Green Apple Gimlet with cucumber and mint

Gin lovers unite and pour yourselves a Green Apple Gimlet garnished with cucumber and mint.  Gin cocktails There are probably more gin based cocktails on this blog than any other alcohol. That’s right, I am a gin lover! In the corner of my kitchen we…

Cool Mango Salsa

Cool Mango Salsa

This Cool Mango Salsa is the perfect accompaniment to fish tacos, pulled pork and even beef barbacoa. It’s essential for every Mexican meal! Soothing sides It’s funny how your tastes change as you get older. When Jon and I first met I hadn’t really ventured…

Radish and Lime Salsa

Radish and Lime Salsa

Swap chilli heat for peppery radish in this colourful Radish and Lime Salsa. It’s no secret that I love Mexican food but creating a taco bar or fajitta feast involves a fair amount of forward planning and quite a bit of time in the kitchen.…

Soho Martini

Soho Martini

There’s a new kid on the block, competing for attention in the soft drinks market. Their name is the Soho Juice Co. At the Soho Juice Co they believe in the cucumber and their signature drink is made predominantly from cucumber before being infused with…

Pickled Gherkins

Pickled Gherkins

I first posted this recipe back in 2013. I’ve been pickling for years, starting off with onions and moving on to gherkins, beetroot and more not long after. I really struggled with what to call this recipe initially – dill pickles, pickled gherkins and pickled…

Hot Mexican Pickles

Hot Mexican Pickles

Pickles are a big thing right now. Every time I turn on the TV or pick up a magazine I see chefs telling us that pickles are not only seriously tasty but also good for us. This combination of punchy flavour and guilt free enjoyment…

Rainbow Food Processor Salad with Halloumi

Rainbow Food Processor Salad with Halloumi

Eating fresh, healthy food doesn’t have to take lots of time. This food processor salad is quite literally whipped up in minutes and will result in very minimal washing up – just your food processor and the plates you eat off of! The concept is…

Mexican Salsa Cous Cous Bowls

Mexican Salsa Cous Cous Bowls

Summer is here, hooray! I still can’t actually believe just how nice this weekend has been. I’ve had a fantastic time wandering around Trent Park, Cockfosters, following babbling brooks and picnicking amongst buttercups and butterflies. It’s actually been quite energising and invigorating. I’ll be the…