salads

pea and radish salad

Peppery-pea Salad

The sweetness of the peas is smartened up by the pepperiness of the radishes and the cress; and the wake-you-upness of the spring onions; and the sharpness of t...
borage and watercress salad

Borage And Watercress Salad

Borage grows like a weed and it attracts butterflies - no excuses for not buying a pot and simply watering every now and then. It has a very unusual sweet, slig...
roast asparagus recipe

Roast Asparagus

"Picture the man at the dinner party. It might be a woman. That can happen. But it's usually a man. Some smooth-faced Tristram or Tarquin, some bearded Xander o...
mango and shrimp salad

La Salade 632 – Mango And Prawn Salad

A year or so before my mother died a friend of hers very generously paid for her to fly to the States, first class. Afterwards, when discussing possible visits ...
sugar snap and avocado salad

Crunchy-mashy Olive-pervaded Salad

This salad has an intriguing mix of the mashy avocado and the crunchy sugar snaps and pumpkin seedsThe key flavour however is black olive. You need to&nb...
mothers' day recipe

Mothers’ Day Hoggonoff

This is one of my mother's recipes - a melding of sweet sherry (I use port), cream, mushrooms and pork fillet. Quick and easy - useful for anyone who wants to g...
salad with blue cheese dressing recipe

Salad With a Blue Cheese Dressing

Because Cashel Blue is relatively mild compared to other blue cheeses it's good in salad dressings. If you want to use something with a bit more of a punch both...