Blueberry and basil smoothies

I am delighted to announce that 5 days ago, I gave birth to our second child, our son Alexander Theo. His big sister Elena, kept a watchful eye on us from her place in the stars for 9 months and gave me strength to bring him safely into this world. Alexander is a super happy…

Chargrilled courgette salad

I really really used to hate courgettes. I have no idea why, but in the last few years I have been trying new dishes with them and now I actually quite like them. My mother used to make this delicious salad (although at the time I wasn’t quite convinced), with grilled courgettes, mint, pine nuts…

Green Pesto

Now who doesn’t love pesto? Ok, I guess there may be some non pesto lovers, but personally I think pesto makes almost everything better. I add it to soups, pasta dishes and sandwiches. Or sometimes just serve it with some toasted sourdough bread and a drizzle of oil. I like it really smooth and also…