Green beans with pine nuts

Green beans should have a bright, strong colour, with crisp pods with a satin-like sheen. They should not look wilted, discoloured or brown. They are best eaten when young and tender. To More »

Lamb koftas in yogurt with cinnamon and chilli

Lamb koftas are one of the classics of Indian cuisine, well adopted by Westerners around the world. In the simplest form, koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat—usually beef, chicken, More »

Deep-fried zucchini flowers

Deep-fried zucchini flowers are Italian speciality and it becoming recently much wider popular. The flowers have a subtle flavour, reminiscent of young zucchinis, and can be eaten even raw. The flowers can More »

Croque senor

Croque senor is actually sandwich of Cheddar cheese and ham given a Mexican flavour with salsa of tomatoes, chilli and red pepper. It is a version of the croque-monsieur, that originated in French More »

Courgettes on garlic bread

Courgettes on garlic bread are delicious choice for quick lunch or light dinner, or even a party bite. Easy to make and with ingredients that may be found in any shop, this More »


Orange, Almond And Polenta Cake

Orange, Almond And Polenta Cake

This deliciously moist orange and almond cake requires just six ingredients. It contains no flour, but polenta instead, so it’s gluten-free. If you’re new to gluten free baking, or if you’re looking to convert your first gluten-ful recipe to gluten free, a cake like this is the perfect place to start because it’s already practically gluten free in its original form.

To serve, cut into slices, put a dollop of whipped cream or cre`me fraîche on top of each piece and drizzle with a little of the Vin Santo or almond liqueur. Add sliced almonds and a sprinkle of orange zest, if desired. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Lemon chicken with spring veg noodles

Lemon chicken with spring veg noodles

Preparing chicken is easiest thing in the world. It takes a short time, not too much of the skills or even the experience. Skinless breasts are on the market as the ‘healthy’ option and the lack of skin needs to be compensated for during cooking – either by cooking the breasts in liquid, wrapping them in something whose fat will baste the meat, such as Parma ham or bacon, or coating them with a sauce. The noodles could be prepared from scratches, but in this recipe is used a package of ready noodles.