Onion and tapenade galette

2022-02-25T12:10:41+02:00Thursday, 10 February 2022|Baking|Tags: |

Galette is pretty much the simplest French tart you can make. It’s just a flat sheet of pastry with a filling tumbled in the middle and the edges folded over. It can be sweet, filled with anything from apples or blackberries to figs or plums. Or it can be savoury, like this onion and tapenade galette. The inspiration for this [...]

Provençal tomato salad

2020-09-30T08:19:04+02:00Wednesday, 28 September 2016|Salad|Tags: , |

Provençal tomato salad – it’s not actually a ‘real’ Provençal dish, not in the way that pissaladière, aïoli and ratatouille are. But for me this recipe encapsulates the essence of southern France. Ripe-red firm tomatoes, bursting with sunshine. Pungent, juicy rose garlic. Anchovies, salty, rich and deep. It makes me think of rolling purple fields, cicada song at midday, and [...]

5-minute wonder: carb-free baby marrow spaghetti

2020-09-30T08:19:19+02:00Tuesday, 8 March 2016|Dinner|Tags: , |

Baby marrow (aka courgette/zucchini) spaghetti... It’s the food equivalent of a bottle blonde with saline implants – not the real thing. But as many a Hollywood starlet has proven, done well, fake can be fabulous. We revere carbs here at M&M and pasta made of anything other than wheat and egg is unthinkable. But I get that there are those [...]

Roasted garlic and fresh tomato pasta sauce

2020-09-30T08:19:28+02:00Thursday, 18 June 2015|Dinner, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

I simply love a challenge. Almost as much as I love a surprise. So when the folks from ZZ2 asked me if I would take part in their Mouthwatering Box campaign, naturally the answer was yes. Who is ZZ2? You may have spotted them in your local supermarket without realising it. It’s a farming conglomerate that operates in Limpopo, the [...]

chicken caesar salad sarmies

2020-09-30T08:19:56+02:00Wednesday, 22 October 2014|Dinner, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Old recipes, in case you didn’t get the memo, are the bomb. While I still haven’t really gotten my head around shrimp cocktail (iceberg lettuce and thousand island dressing may have scarred me for life), I am falling in love all over again with things like Beef Wellington, Crepes Suzettes and one of my all-time favourite retro nibbles, Caesar salad. [...]

Pissaladière (Provençal onion tart)

2020-09-30T08:20:03+02:00Thursday, 28 August 2014|Baking, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

I’ve never really been one for long-term planning. A bit like a puppy I guess, I’m more of an in-the-moment kinda person. This is not necessarily a trait that has served me well, but there you have it. So it comes as no surprise then that I don’t have a bucket list. Maybe swimming with dolphins, possibly walking to Everest [...]