Fresh Fig & Feta Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Fresh figs are quite elusive. Preserved figs, more commonplace: on a pizza, with cheese on crackers and/or Parma ham. But it seems like a rare occurrence to see fresh figs in the supermarket. Which makes no sense, because they must have a full season, just like any other fruit? So when I do see them,…

Grilled Aubergine with Feta & Sundried Tomatoes

Classic winter salad: cooked vegetables (warm or room temp) arranged on a nice platter with some extra bits (cheese, nuts, some fruit if you’re feeling adventurous) and garnish. My favourite. This is a new one and really quick and easy – I did the aubergine in the time it took to carve the roast chicken,…

Feta & Walnut Dip with Caramelised Onions

I’ll admit I wasn’t sure about this dip prior to making it. It sounded a little too…plain. But the dip is lovely, and after I added the caramelised onion topping, it was sublime. The chopped walnuts give it a nice texture, and the salty crumbs of feta and the sweet onion marmalade compliment each other…

Tomato and Feta Bake with Puff Pastry Twists

No matter what the question is, the answer is usually “pastry”. Pastry is warm, flaky and makes people feel good. As an appetiser, pastry twists are also very light, so they look impressive but don’t make your guests too full for whatever delicious main course you’ve prepared. Or they distract attention from the fact that…