Well, it’s been ages (again) ………….

…………. so I thought that I ought to post something. I really cannot remember when I posted my last entry to my poor neglected blog, so, to keep the thing alive, I thought that I’d post a few pictures of what I’ve been cooking recently. This is cod loin (sustainable, of course) wrapped in prosciutto crudo and roasted. I served it with some wilted spinach and a simple lemon, caper and butter emulsion. Continue reading

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Moussaka (as made by Patrick Leigh Fermor’s housekeeper)

This recipe comes from Rick Stein’s TV series From Venice to Istanbul. This featured in the programme where he visited the home of the late Patrick Leigh Fermor and ate a moussaka cooked by PLF’s housekeeper, Elpida Beloyannis. Continue reading

Tagliatelle with courgettes, tomatoes and basil

Another quick, easy and summery dish.

All you need is some pasta, fresh tagliatelle was what I used, one large thinly-sliced courgette per person, some halved cherry tomatoes, chopped parsley and basil, finely-chopped or grated garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and some cheese for grating (I used Provolone, but Parmesan is fine). Continue reading