Cakes and biscuits

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 fe...
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

smoky northern european potatoes recipe

Smoky Eastern European Potatoes

This is a very easy way of cooking potatoes – no peeling involved of course. I have called them ‘eastern European’ because of the caraway…. ...

Pasta and rice

Sauces and preserves

Super-easy

creamy cabbage recipe

Right royal creamy cabbage

In the course of my research into the post I wrote on Princess Diana I bought Eating Royally, a recipe book written by Darren McGrady, who’d...
best way to cook okra

Dried and fried crispy okra

“a Cinderella among vegetables” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek     The quote above, is taken from a memoir of life ...

Super-quick

best way to cook okra

Dried and fried crispy okra

“a Cinderella among vegetables” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek     The quote above, is taken from a memoir of life ...

Vegetarian

Watching the dosh

creamy cabbage recipe

Right royal creamy cabbage

In the course of my research into the post I wrote on Princess Diana I bought Eating Royally, a recipe book written by Darren McGrady, who’d...