Berry & Mint Fruit Salad with a Honey Lime Dressing

Ok, so this is hardly a recipe (throw some fruit in a bowl, scatter over some mint, sprinkle over a secret dressing and it’s done) but it looked so spectacular and went down so well when I served it at a recent BBQ that I just had to include it! I started with a base…

Lime & Garlic Salmon Skewers

Finally it seems Summer has arrived in England – which means more BBQ time!  I was heading back home to see my parents tonight and we decided it was time to fire up the barbie and have dinner outside.   We had some salmon in the fridge so we settled on salmon skewers, along with all…

Easy Guacamole

Heading home for Father’s Day, the plan was for my brother and I to cook lunch for my dad – hopefully a BBQ, but in England you always need a backup plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. Luckily, the weather looked as if it was going to hold out, so that morning my mum…

Kerry’s Bday BBQ

This weekend saw Kerry’s Birthday BBQ, so Dan and I headed back to Essex to share in the celebrations.  The weather wasn’t amazing but the rain held off so we were all outside in the garden.  It was lovely to see Tom and Kerry’s new house (they only moved in 6 weeks ago) and although…

Family BBQ

The weather today was much better than expected and Dan had some of his extended family over so we all decided to do a BBQ at his mum’s house in St Albans. Having said before that Dan doesn’t cook, he does in fact do a mean BBQ and tends to take charge completely of all cooking…

Puglia (Day 3)

Catch up on… Puglia First Night, Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 4 Another stunningly beautiful day to wake up to this morning… …so we decided to make the most of the sunshine and drive to a nearby beach as we knew that this afternoon we had to head back to the hotel to shower the…

BBQ times 2

The weather today was so much nicer than forecasted that we were invited to a couple of impromptu barbeques.  Today was a BBQ times 2 kind of day.  One at my auntie’s house and one at Dan’s sister’s flat.  Luckily they were a lunch event and a dinner event so we set off for BBQ No1 in…

Hampstead Heath & A Balcony BBQ

It was a sunny Sunday morning so we decided to get outside.  Dinner was going to be a BBQ at Dan’s brother’s house in Tufnell Park so we decided to head up that way and spend the day on Hampstead Heath.  We packed a picnic and set off, deciding that the nicest route would be…