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

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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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Roasted Carrot and Parma Ham Nibbles

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roasted carrots and parma ham

Roasted Carrot and Parma Ham Nibbles Regular visitors to the blog will know Im a big fan of nibbles.  They can be a bit of a faff, but a plate of something fancy along with drinks can be a great way to start an evening. These are perfect to have with a few other snacks at a small drinks party, or … Read More

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Beetroot Feta and Mint Canapes

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Beetroot feta and mint canapes

Beetroot Feta and Mint Canapes The key to a good canapé, (in my opinion) is mouth sized bites of simple ingredients that just gel together.  Beetroot Feta and Mint are just such a combination.  Proof that nibbles do not have to be complicated to look impressive. This canape idea simply combines beetroot feta and mint on a cocktail stick.  It only takes around 5 … Read More

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