Author Archives: Easy recipes 4 Everyone

Holiday apartment near Granada

The apartment is part of a 200 year old house and is located in the stunning Lecrin Valley near to Granada in Andalucia, Spain. Perfect for visiting the world famous Alhambra Palace, the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Alpujarras.


Greek Yoghurt & Olive Oil Muffins with Lemon Drizzle Icing

I thought it was about time we discussed cake, I mean starters are good, mains are fabulous and desserts are heavenly, but nothing, I mean absolutely nothing comes anywhere near cake. (in my very humble opinion…..)  Cake is what life is meant to be about, wherever you go in the World you will find oodles […]

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan shavings

  At last the Asparagus season has arrived and the shops and markets are full of bunches and bunches of tender, (and cheap) succulent asparagus spears, just sitting there waiting for eager cooks to scoop them up, take them home and lovingly cook them. Simply roasted in a dish with sea salt and olive oil,  […]

Vietnamese Chicken Pho

I was inspired to try this dish after finding myself sitting in the doctors waiting room and having to decide between a cookery magazine, a 15 year old dog eared Readers Digest and an old copy of Sporting Life. Naturally I chose the former and came across the vegetarian version of this recipe by the excellent […]

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

The grey clouds have disappeared and it’s starting to warm up slightly, but I couldn’t let the “soup season” pass without sharing one of my favourite soups with you. As always with soup the quantities are for guidelines only, so if you like it hotter, spicier, thicker, or maybe, more tomato or pepper, then adjust the […]

Puy Lentil, Squash and Spinach Soup

    Our house, although in a beautiful valley, is situated at over 700 metres above sea level and, even though we are well into April there is still a distinct chill in the air when the sun goes in and a Northerly wind blows. On days like today there is nothing better than a […]

Coq au Vin

  Like most French recipes most people think this will be difficult to make, horrifically expensive and very fiddly to make, but trust me ” mon petit choux” this is simplicity itself, even my half witted assistant “Mr Pickles” (see below for a photograph of my little furry friend!) with no culinary skills whatsoever can […]