Mung Dal Savoury Pancakes

While playing with some alternatives to scrambled eggs someone asked if I’d ever heard of a mung bean pancake, as it might be a good substitute for omelette? A Korean friend of theirs had given them the recipe and they were not at all difficult. However, I was rather puzzled when my first attempt looked rather like a fat burger (more on that […]

Cold Melon Summer Soup

Cold Melon Summer Soup came about after having recently tasted something like this in Alicante.  Marisa and the Zen River Madrid group had invited me to join them for a couple of days and Baruc had prepared it for a late lunch. It was divine; a sort of Ajo Blanco. The recipe intrigued me, almost as much as it […]

Stewed Garden Plums

‘Tis the season of plums. Overflowing baskets come in from the orchard, too many to count and almost too many to eat. Some become jam, others a healthy treat between meals, and the rest are lightly stewed for breakfast. I usually find they are both tart and sweet enough as they are, so this simple recipe requires nothing extra. Ladle into bowls […]

Summery Feta Cheese Salad Dressing

Oh, I love the colours of white creamy feta cheese marinated in olive oil, and laced with herbs and whole red pepper corns. Here is a salad dressing based on the same theme that we made one fine summers day. Ingredients 100 g (⅔ cup crumbled) feta cheese 175 ml (¾ cup) mild natural yogurt 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ […]