Garlic Baked Aubergine with Feta, Yoghurt and Parsley Dip

Well this is a bit of a treat dish. The oil and garlic juices melts into the scored aubergine, making it silky and soft. Eat it hot with the cold dip and you’ve got a wonderful contrast of sensations. Mouth-feel, I think people call it, although the phrase is rather unpleasant. The salty feta is…

Moutabal (Aubergine Dip)

Yes. My most favouritist of all dips 🙂 I’ve said this before, but Lebanese food is my favourite cuisine, and there’s not much of it to be had up here in the northern countryside. I love the dips, the hummus, the chargrilled meat, the pita bread, the olives…I could go on. I just like meals…

Peanut Butter and Butter Bean Dip

I’m a starter kind of gal. The best bit of any restaurant trip involves perusing the starters list. Prawns in hot chilli oil, baked Camembert, olives and feta, patĂ© and toast, nachos, potted shrimps, smoked salmon – you name it, if it’s a starter, I’m all over it. I quite often order several starters and…

Roasted Garlic, Spinach and Basil Dip

If you hang out here regularly you’ll know that I just LOVE a good dip. My Moutabal is my favourite thing ever to eat with its intense smoky flavour from burnt aubergines and a good strong garlicy hit, but my Storecupboard Pea Dip is a close second 🙂 For more dips – have a look here for my quickly-growing…

Roast Garlic and Basil Hummus

We had the best dinner on Saturday night. Roast chicken with sumac and garlic, home made flatbreads, THIS Storecupboard Pea and Lemon Dip, roasted aubergines, beer, cider and this garlicy beany lemony dip which is so moreish I had to put it in two bowls and hide one in the fridge to stop me scoffing…

Storecupboard Pea and Lemon Dip

After I’d had a little taste of this straight from the food processor I couldn’t wait too long faffing around with the photo I’m afraid to say – but let me assure you this is super delicious. Sweet and lemony and so so simple. And so so moreish. The idea was born out of an…

Guacamole

Mmm get a load of that. Perfect Friday / Saturday night food after one too many proseccos in the pub. What you do need though is some good crusty bread, and avocados that are actually ready to eat. So you’ll probably have to buy avocados and keep them in the fruit basket until they’re ripe….

Sumac Roasted Beetroot and Chickpeas With Harissa Dip

I’m feeling a bit frazzled at the moment. Work has just stepped up a notch as everyone seems to have got back into the swing of things. Funny that life outside school still seems to revolve around term times, where everything goes quiet in August and starts to ramp up during September. I’m fighting with…

Soya Bean Dip

It’s cold. After a week of hot (relatively) sunshine a couple of weeks ago, outdoor lunches, stunning sunsets and wearing no socks, I turned the heating back on and am writing this in my warm snuggly dressing gown. The English Spring – full of surprises! And keeps our grass green I suppose. When I think…

Tzatziki

A busy, fun, social weekend. I love Bank Holidays – doesn’t everyone? As although I caught up with relatives, enjoyed the outdoors, spent some time at a work event, cooked a lot and went on a night out with friends – I still managed to devote the entirety of a rainy Saturday (ooh I rhyme)…

Hummus

This week I’ve been thinking again about the city / country thing. I grew up in the country, but lived in London for a few years before returning to a smallish town up north. Having visited this trendy champagne bar in Manchester this week, where the manager wore a flat cap and waistcoat (maybe I’m…

Leftover Roast Veg Dip

My absolute favourite cuisine is Lebanese. I love the grilled meat, veg and breads, but most of all I love the dips. When I lived in London, I loved this place, especially their delicious wraps. Now that I’m back Up North there’s not as many middle eastern restaurants around – but please let me know if I’m missing something!…