Upside Down Pear Cake

A buttery light cake with pears nestled in a gooey nutty caramel. Looks impressive and begs to be eaten immediately. Perfect for that afternoon tea or as dessert after a light lunch. 

Cannellini Bean and Tuna Salad

A good quality canned tuna is more expensive, but your salad will be infinitely more flavorful as you can use the tuna oil as part of your dressing.  Insalata di Fagioli i Tonno is an Italian favorite of mine.

Sustainable Eating: Check the Facts First!

Should we all become vegans? No more cow milk and no cheese either? No sheep and goat cheese – ditch many of my tasty recipes from the Provence? So what is a sustainable gourmet to do? 

Orzo Eggplant and Feta Salad

It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients to prepare this light and rewarding vegetarian dish. It’s rather a main course than a salad on the side and I get the same reaction from anyone who tries it – more, please!

Green Beans with Almonds and Goat Cheese

Judias Verdes con Almendras y Queso de Cabra is a Spanish vegetable recipe worthwhile trying. A great side dish or, on its own, an excellent vegetable choice.

Creamy Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce

A recipe for a mild-mannered and creamy jalapeno sauce that works well with grilled meats and fried fish or as a salad dressing.

Flexitarian Diet: A Farmer’s Argument

Letting arable land lie fallow and returning it to grazed pasture for a period – as farmers used to before artificial fertilizers and mechanization made continuous cropping possible – is the only way to reverse the process of erosion and rebuild soil,

Peach and Almond Cobbler

For this cobbler recipe I want the
taste of peaches – ripe summer peaches. Not mealy out of season peaches with lots of sugar added. 

Mustard Roasted Potatoes

This potato recipe, using pantry supplies, creates a delicious tangy coating on the outside of the potatoes while keeping the inside moist and buttery.

Orzo and Shrimp Salad with Feta Cheese

A different twist on a pasta salad recipe. No mayonnaise or any creamy dressing.  Refreshing with a salty kick of feta cheese and a garlicky oregano sauce.

Garlicky Oregano Sauce

Simple and quick garlic oregano sauce to liven up grilled chicken, beef, shrimp or anything on the barbie. Who needs a bottled barbecue sauce?

Zucchini and Feta Fritters

A popular recipe. Zucchini Fritters are served in cafés and bars in the Middle East as a quick bite, accompanied by either Labneh or a spicy tomato sauce.

Lima Bean and Arugula Salad

This tasty salad recipe with baby lima beans, peppery arugula leaves, cherry tomatoes and cubed feta cheese in between make for an eye-catching presentation.

Omega-3: Fool’s Gold

From today’s Guardian newspaper: Fool’s gold: what fish oil is doing to our health and the planet “The omega-3 industry [$30 billion estimated annual turnover] is in a twist. Again. Last week, an organization that compiles and evaluates medical research for the general public, released a meta-analysis – a study of studies – to determine whether…

Braised Endives

Endives Braisées a classic recipe of the Belgian cuisine. Endives, are popular in Europe as comfort food. I like them best braised or roasted.

Zucchini Flan

For recipe, I selected small zucchinis, large ones are too coarse and seedy. In order to add color I left the skin of the zucchinis on, a nice touch I think.

Figs with Blue Cheese

Figues au Roquefort a delicious recipe from France. Use young Roquefort or any medium sharp blue cheese, like Gorgonzola, Great Hill Blue , Humboldt Fog.