Cakes and biscuits

Elegantly simple chocolate cake.

Chocolate walnut cake from Portugal

“The chocolate cake brought to the office is VERY nice. Not too sweet, perfect. Thank you.” Thus read the appreciative email which arrive...
buttermillk cookie recipe

Nutty, lemony buttermilk cookies

“Southern is a pitcher of lemonade, filled with sliced lemon and a big piece of ice from the ice house, and served with buttermilk cookies.”...
Susi’s Omi’s Butter Cookies

Susi’s Omi’s Butter Cookies

I have a friend with the wonderful habit of bringing around cookies at just the right moment. On one occasion the house was filled with r...

Cocktails and mocktails

trinity cocktail

Richard Ashton’s Trinity Cocktail

One of Saucy Dressings’ readers (and contributors) emailed me recently having read the post on the warming Boulevardier cocktail. He felt wi...
how to make a sidecar

How to make the best sidecar cocktail

I bought a bottle of Solerno, a liqueur made of blood oranges, to experiment with, and it wasn’t long before I came upon the Sidecar family ...

Dinner party

coconut and pineapple flower pie recipe

Coconut and Pineapple Flower Pie

This pie is easily made and, thanks to the pineapple flowers which give zing in terms of taste, it also looks spectacular.   Good a...

Leftovers

what to do with leftover cabbage

What to do with leftover cabbage

This is a lively, fresh-tasting winter salad, and a good way to use up leftover cabbage that hasn't been cooked to death. You can also do...

Pasta and rice

warm lemony orzo salad recipe

Warm, lemony orzo salad

Don't get confused with orzo, the grain for this warm, fresh summery salad... you need either orzo pasta, or, even better (I think it soaks ...

Sauces and preserves

warm lemony orzo salad recipe

Warm, lemony orzo salad

Don't get confused with orzo, the grain for this warm, fresh summery salad... you need either orzo pasta, or, even better (I think it soaks ...

Super-easy

mozzarella fennel and orange salad recipe

Mozzarella, Fennel and Orange Salad

This fennel and orange salad goes well with all kinds of things, but especially with fish, with gammon, and with chicken. Or simply on its o...

Super-quick

what to do with leftover cabbage

What to do with leftover cabbage

This is a lively, fresh-tasting winter salad, and a good way to use up leftover cabbage that hasn't been cooked to death. You can also do...

Vegetarian

mozzarella fennel and orange salad recipe

Mozzarella, Fennel and Orange Salad

This fennel and orange salad goes well with all kinds of things, but especially with fish, with gammon, and with chicken. Or simply on its o...

Watching the dosh

mozzarella fennel and orange salad recipe

Mozzarella, Fennel and Orange Salad

This fennel and orange salad goes well with all kinds of things, but especially with fish, with gammon, and with chicken. Or simply on its o...