nibbles, dips and canapes

recipe for sticky chipolatas

Sticky City cocktail sausages

Not long ago I was invited to a smart do at an august City institution. I would have done well to listen to the talk – how to protect oneself… or the country ag...
brie, almond and hibiscus canape recipe

Hibiscus Crostini with Brie and Almonds

A couple of months ago I posted a guide to using edible flowers, and some of the most useful flowers I found were hibiscus flowers. They look stunning in cockta...
potato skins with truffled mascarpone recipe

Truffled Mascarpone-laden Potato Skins

This idea for canapés using potato skins (which don't go soggy like bread often does) comes from one of Sally Clarke's excellent books. The first time I tried t...
crab toasts recipe

Crab Toasts

Simple crab and mayo starter, enriched with both Grand Marnier and red wine, enjoyed by Russian friends. Of course, if you made two per person it would be a fin...