nibbles, dips and canapes

recipe for patatas bravas

2.00 am comforting patatas bravas

I went to Spain a couple of months ago, with my son, and we arrived very late in Madrid. We looked around for somewhere to eat…. and it must have been late beca...
dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in bacon

Dates and blue cheese enveloped in bacon

This recipe was handed on to me by a well-meaning, and hopeful friend. I wasn’t sure if the combination would work but around this time of year both dates and b...
all about polish cheeses

Guide to a Polish Cheeseboard

I asked my Eat Polska guide, Halina Jasonek, to give me a briefing on Polish cheese, and she took me to a restaurant where I could try some. “The idea of a chee...
recipe for salad with marinated anchovies

Luxurious Leftover Salad

Saucy Dressings’ chief taster doesn’t like anchovies. Or at least he doesn’t like those which are preserved in a heavy dose of salt. Those, readily available al...
pesto and sundried tomato crostini recipe

Dual-coloured Quick Crostini

This is a way of making quick nibbles to keep the ravenous hoards going if dinner is going to be a bit later than planned…..it's all store cupboard stuff - if y...