Fresh and Punchy Beetroot Burger Relish

Punchy Beetroot and Horseradish Burger Relish by Katie Bryson on

This easy burger relish uses the simplest of store cupboard ingredients to make a cracking finishing touch to your barbecue. A delicious grilled beef burger is the blank canvas for all manner of treats and toppers, so I opted for earthy beetroot and punchy horseradish for a great flavour match. The beauty of this recipe is that you […]

Spinach, Honey and Thyme Roasted Parsnips with a Cheddar Walnut Crumble

Spinach, Honey and Thyme Roasted Parsnips with a Cheddar Walnut Crumble by Katie Bryson on

A side dish of honey and thyme roasted parsnips sitting on a bed of spinach with a cheddar and walnut crumble topping flashed under the grill.  It’d be lovely served with roast chicken for a delicious summer’s lunch. I’m using Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar for this recipe, one of those cheeses that’s so full […]

Wholegrain Fish Fingers with Sweet Potato Wedges and Crushed Minted Peas

Wholegrain fishfingers, sweet potato wedges and crushed minted peas

I created this quick and tasty lunch to celebrate a twitter party that Britmums were throwing with Birds Eye to celebrate all things #MixUpYourMenu. As ever it’s all about trying to find those genius little ideas everyone has to mix up the way they cook with their favourite Birds Eye products. There were some fabulous […]

Quick roast potatoes

Quick roast potatoes

I’m still not really fully back into the swing of term time living. Arlo’s still settling into his first few weeks at school and it’s not an easy transition for my little mummy’s boy! As i’m not really thinking straight I need shortcuts for the kids’ evening meals, but don’t necessarily want to compromise on […]

Barbecue sides and salad dressings

Quinoa salad for summer sides feature

When you’re throwing a barbecue or need to take a dish along to one you’ve been invited to, it’s good to have some recipe ideas up your sleeve. This was the inspiration for the latest photo shoot for the Good Food Channel website and I came up with a mixture of tasty side dishes to […]

Dreamy creamy dips

dreamy creamy dips for the vitamix

It was time for another tasty meeting of Northfields Cook Book Club last week, and the theme this time was picnic food. It was a Pimms fuelled evening with much swapping of recipes (and hilarious stories). Everyone also agreed that for everyday picnics most people, including myself, usually hit the shops and grab a basketful […]

Summer barbecue recipes

veggie kebabs

Have you been brave enough to roll the barbecue out of the shed yet this ‘summer’? Well just in case you’re contemplating it during one of the brief gaps between torrential downpours and gail force winds, I’ve created a bunch of delicious recipes over at Parentdish. There are Spiced Lamb Koftas with a yoghurty minty cucumber […]

The Daddy takeover: Holy Frijoles!

A recipe fit for cowboys - chaps optional

Today’s guest post comes from Ed Owen, the editor of DaddyBeGood, a website dedicated to fathers who want to be more involved with their kids and are looking for ideas and practical ways to enhance family life. It is written by dads, for dads. I thought it’d be good to give the guys a shout-out and […]

Book review and chance to win: Everyday and Sunday recipes from Riverford Farm


Our allotment is churning out veg at the moment and it’s gathering pace by the week. The beetroots have been the highlight so far – big fat ruby beauties that we’ve really savoured. We’ve used them for healthy juices mixed with carrot, apple, celery and ginger, but also for the more indulgent brownies. But I […]

Broccoli and tomato tart


Regular readers will know I’m a bit partial to a puff pastry tart, especially when all it requires is reaching for some ready-made ready-rolled pastry. Lazy? Me? Too right! It’s a real quickie of a meal, it takes about 30 mins to make, but still manages to feel special and luxurious so is ideal to […]