Pears in star anise and pepper.

From Evernote: Pears in star anise and pepper. I’ve been having a love affair with star anise of late. On a hot date gone wrong, I was treated to a meal at Vulcans, Blackheath and Philip had pickled some beetroot in star anise and malt vinegar, then I think, cooked it in an orange sauce….

Banana Bread-with Olive Oil

I really don’t measure out cakes these days. Win some lose some. But this one worked. I’ve been working on a diet for Heart and Erection health for men. It involves replacing saturated fats with monounsaturated fats in preference to polyunsaturated fats. Now I am fussy and love butter, so for me to say goodbye…

Herb de Provence no guilt “butter”

I will be eternally grateful to the ungrateful Frenchy who stayed with me for some months as a WOOFer and traveling companion. He introduced me to Herbs de Provence. He asked his mother to post some to us from France, so we could make his favorite dish, a simple tomato tarte, a mouth mourishing combination…

Summer Salsa with chick pea crisps

From Evernote: Summer Salsa with chick pea crisps Lunch meal for treat day The crackers used here are 25% fat so only have a small serving of 30 gms. For 1 30 g chickpea crackers 1 diced tomato 1/2 spring onion finely chopped 1 juicy garlic clove Handful of chopped coriander leaf dash of apple…

Watercress with smoked chicken breast and honey soy dressing

Loaded with more vitamins than most other foods, watercress features all year round on our menu at the farm. Harvested from cool mountain streams, we brave freezing waters, rain or shine to ensure our select few are blessed with the vigor that is watercress. Watercress with Smoked Chicken Breast and Honey Soy Dressing Buying salad…