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Italian Bruschetta virgin olive oil and garlic

The Original Italian Bruschetta

Every Italian Barbecue starts with an Italian Bruschetta : rustic bread cut in slices and toasted over the charcoal. If you want to know more about Bruschetta read the article: 4 Bruschette Toppings Using Virgin Olive Oil Also find  out more about Jamie’s Italian Buyer’s Guide To Olive Oil           For instructions on recipes template see… Read more →

Aubergine caviar

Aubergine Caviar

Aubergine caviar may sound sophisticated, however it is very simple to make. Jump to Recipe It is baked aubergine with plenty of garlic, thyme and olive oil. I have found many versions of this recipe with many more ingredients, but I prefer the simplicity of this version. I like to serve it as a dip for bruschetta, and if I… Read more →

the easiest and quickest homemade hummus

Easiest Homemade Hummus

This homemade hummus is my ‘magical fix’ when guests show up unexpectedly. Jump to Recipe I always have a can of chickpeas in the cupboard, some garlic and lemon. I mix all the ingredients together in a blender and within seconds the humus dip is made. I also keep a supply of baguette in the freezer for such occasions, however… Read more →

Pissaladiere Nicoise

Pissaladiere Nicoise

Pissaladiere Nicoise is dish sold in many bakeries as a starter or snack. It is a pizza base topped by Mediterranean onions, anchovies and olives. Jump to Recipe I made the Pissaladiere in small bite sizes as canapés for 100 guests at Saint Paul de Vence “Mayor’s Wishes for 2017” speech. They were easy to pick without getting your hands… Read more →

Fried zucchini flowers recipe with saffron batter

Fried Zucchini Flowers Recipe

There are many versions of fried zucchini flowers recipe (also known as Blossom squash) where the flowers are coated with different types of batter. I use a simple tempura batter equal parts of water and flour. Beside salt, I add saffron. As saffron is pollen, it actually enhances their flowery flavour. Jump to Recipe Save Save Save Save Save Save… Read more →

Sausage Rolls Recipe

This is a very simple recipe if you have a bread machine. Jump to Recipe You can prepare the dough in the bread machine using a timer, so they are ready when you need it. Then prepare the rolls 1 hour before you want to cook them. They are perfect for Picnics, buffets and children’s parties. Here I serve them… Read more →