Perfect Scrambled Eggs

I am comfortable going ahead with this ridiculously immodest title because this isn’t my recipe; it’s my husband’s, gratefully gained from a friend of his who, I’m sure, got it from someone else (not to impugn this friend’s fine cooking abilities and repertoire). But it really is the perfect scrambled egg. Rich, creamy and silky,Continue reading “Perfect Scrambled Eggs”

Ham and Gruyère Quiche

Ham and Gruyère is a particularly Christmassy combination. It would be great with a festive salad for a brunch around the Christmas period. Big Christmas gatherings necessitate lots of food, so I am more than happy to pull out my Grandmother’s beautiful – and enormous – quiche dish (Portmeirion c. 1972). She never did portionsContinue reading “Ham and Gruyère Quiche”

Festive Fruit Salad

I make this as part of my Christmas breakfast alongside some warmed croissants, really good jam and a glass of Champagne. Whether part of a festive brunch, eaten on the day itself, or even just as a snack, this combination is delicious and feels special. As a festive bonus, it’s very nutritious! Feeds 4 IngredientsContinue reading “Festive Fruit Salad”

Apple Porridge

Filling, warm and very good for you – what a great way to start the day! It may seem like a lot of water, but the pectin in the apple really thickens the porridge after a couple minutes of sitting.  Makes 2 big bowls  Ingredients  1 cup rolled porridge oats 2 small apples 3 cupsContinue reading “Apple Porridge”

French Toast with Blueberry Syrup

For those slower mornings. Use any bread you have lying around – whole wheat bread is good, particularly with the not-too-sweet syrup. Feeds 2 For the blueberry syrup: Combine 200g blueberries, 2 tbsp brown sugar and 2 tbsp water in a saucepan. Add a small splash of maple syrup if you like. Bring to aContinue reading “French Toast with Blueberry Syrup”