Frankenstein Canapes

DianaHalloween, Recipes, Starters & Nibbles

Frankenstein Canapes More cute than scary, these frankenstein canapes can be made in a few minutes for your halloween bash with only 4 ingredients. Ingredients Square crackers (ideally charcoal crackers) Guacamole Seaweed Black Olives The crackers I bought are from Peters Yard.  I love all the crisp breads they make.  I don’t usually choose these black ones, but they were just too perfect … Read More

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Pickled Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Pine Nut Salad

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How pretty are Candy Striped beetroot? These were at a farmers market last week, and I couldnt resist them. They were screaming to be made into pickled beetroot.  I’m not sure they taste any different to the regular variety, but they definitely liven up a plate. On the outside, they are slightly lighter than our usual variety, and you can see … Read More

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Tarte Flambe 3 ways

DianaMains, Recipes

Tarte Flambe 3 ways Anyone following me on instagram will know that back in May, I was confined to barracks for a week while my kids studied for exams.  My role was to gently (and sometimes not so gently) cajole the kids, keep the “breaks” to a minimum, and make favourite snacks at periodic intervals to keep spirits up.  One … Read More

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Baked Brie Honey and Pine Nuts

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Baked Brie, Honey and Pine Nuts Baked Brie is fantastic dish to serve guests with drinks, as a sociable get stuck in kind of a snack. (my favourite kind). Its also fantastic for unexpected guests, as it only takes a few moments to whip up.A bit of un necessary background:  I’m a sucker for a junk shop.  I love modern … Read More

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Chicken Pesto and Mozzarella Tart

DianaMains, Recipes

Chicken Pesto and Mozzarella Tart Doesn’t every busy family have a handful of recipes they can make blindfolded (even in their sleep) that will get zero complaints from any family member?  We have half a dozen such recipes, but Chicken Pesto and Mozzarella tart would be my children’s favourite.To be honest, I could layer anything on a carpet of pastry sprinkled … Read More

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