Tomato and Balsamic Taralli Biscuits

I’m always looking for new savoury snack ideas as they can be sadly hard to find if you’re on a restricted diet. Breadsticks are mainly out of bounds due to traces of sesame, few crackers are suitable and cheese straws are a obvious no-no! Some crisps and popcorn are good but you can’t always eat…

Balsamic Fudgies

When I first saw this concept of pairing balsamic with chocolate I was totally intrigued. I love both flavours – but would they work together? Surely balsamic in a cookie would just be weird! This idea has been on my ‘to do’ list for well over a year but somehow the oddness of the ingredients…

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

It’s the height of the English asparagus season. Since the quality of English asparagus is so good and the season is so short, we’ve been eating asparagus in a myriad of ways – tarts, pasta, salads, even in sandwiches! This, however, has to be one of my favourite ways of cooking asparagus. By roasting the…

Balsamic Tomatoes

These tomatoes make a delicious brunch/lunch when served on a piece of toast. The tomatoes are full of sweet, sticky juice that oozes into crisp, crunchy bread. Also, wonderful served with veggie sausages. Balsamic Tomatoes (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free. sesame-free, soya-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan) serves 1 (multiply as necessary) 1 cup/large handful cherry tomatoes, halved 1…

Roasted Green Bean Salad

The next few days will be spent recovering from the festival (I know it was only one night but we made the critical mistake of forgetting it gets extremely cold at 3am, and so didn’t really sleep at all while the children slept happily under all the warm layers!) So, plenty of sleep and eating…