It’s time to marinate…olives that is

At the end of April I preserved a bucketful of wonderful black olives gratefully received from my Step-mother. Over the last six weeks they have been quietly transforming in my dark pantry from unpalatable bitterness in to edible salty fruits. The process of making the raw olives palatable was relatively painless in the end and…

Smoked salmon and spinach spaghettini

My husband and I occasionally like to eat something a little more sophisticated than the food we normally prepare for the whole family. There’s only so much home made fish and chips, sausage rolls and spaghetti bolognese you can have before you loose the will to eat! It’s also a great recipe for a romantic…