Rich Bacon and Gorgonzola Gnocchi

  This dish is super creamy tasty and very rich. My mum used to make this for dinner and I have great memories of it as a family meal. In revisiting this, we found that this is really too rich as a standalone dish however, I think it is a great small starter for a dinner…

My Grandmother’s Ham and Olive Savoury Loaf

My grandmother is a great cook and has many lovely French dishes in her repertoire including this delicious and versatile loaf. Each time I have cooked this for a british audience I have had to encourage people to eat it (savoury cake!!?), but once people start, I never have any left over! My grandmother serves…

Mackerel Pate

Cooks in: 10 minutes Feeds: 2 Adults Effort: Easy Price: Cheap If you dislike Mackerel, this is the perfect dish to change your mind. It is creamy salty and sharp from the lemon with just enough of the substance from the mackerel. Perfect on warm bread. I routinely make this when I have guests coming…

Bacon and Leek Carbonara Pasta

Cooks in: 25 minutes Feeds: 4-6 Adults Effort: Medium Price: Cheap This is a simple and quick mid-week dinner. It is filling and a lighter (just) carbonara recipe and is very simple. Ingredients: 180 grams pancetta or lardons 1 leek 50 grams of parmesan cheese or other hard cheese 2 egg yolk 200 grams spaghetti…