Category Archives: Starters

Salmon and Avocado Sushi Rolls / Sushi Rice and Flaked (Tinned) Tuna Rolls

I had rarely attempted sushi or Nori rolls before and my rolling skills definitely need practice!    However, these delicious little morsels were delightful and I have since made them quite a few times using a sushi mat which makes … Continue reading

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Olive Tapenade Blinis

One of those dreary, rainy Sunday mornings and I had a fridge-full of bits and pieces which I wanted to use up as we were going away for a few days. At the back of my mind was the wonderful … Continue reading

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Courgette ‘Nibbles’

Look at these little beauties….. My husband and I were recently staying at a rather nice hotel on Lanzarote and the Sous Chef kept producing the most amazing assortment of entrées. I was so impressed  that I have been trying … Continue reading

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Watermelon Sashimi

It’s true what they say, sometimes the best things in life are free! My daughter-in-law gave me a lovely ripe watermelon when she left after joining us for a holiday on the Isle of Wight. A couple of days later, … Continue reading

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Avocado and Spinach Soup

The colour of this soup is amazing;  so vibrant and deep yet with only a few ingredients and not an additive or colouring in sight.  It is also about 2.5 servings of your 5-A-day  vegetables as well as a source … Continue reading

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A Trio of Dips

We had a slightly different Christmas Day this year where we had a variety of ‘starters’ served throughout the day, sitting down to eat our main meal at around 4.30pm.  The children (and the grown-ups) loved the idea and it … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon on Baked Potato Skins

One of the appetizers I made for Christmas Day was Smoked Salmon on Baked Potato Skins.   I like to be organized and I knew that the potato skins could be made in advance and stored in the freezer until the … Continue reading

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