sun-dried tomato, pine-nut, basil and rocket pesto

TOMATO TAPENADE My blog has been a little neglected again people, apologies for my absence. Busy Mommy, busy student. Cannot wait for the Summer months when the pressure eases off a little. Speaking of  Summer, this recipe just screams sunshine!

It couldn’t be more simple to make. It makes a delicious topping for fish or chicken.

Today we ate it with sea bass, rocket and garlic potato gratin.


1/2 jar organic sun dried tomatoes in olive oil

1 clove garlic

1 handful basil leaves

1 handful rocket

25 g pine nuts

a good glug of olive oil…maybe 3 tablespoons


Whizz together in a blender and serve on top of your chosen fish or chicken!

Taste the sunshine and enjoy 🙂


Friday Fish Supper


This supper is really quick to prepare and I think it tastes great. I have used whiting here as it was on special at my local fish mongers, but monk-fish, or cod would work equally well.


Whiting fillets

Smoked Paprika



smoked paprika



lemon juice

I want supper on Friday to be quick and easy to prepare. We all work hard during the week and when Friday comes we are tired and want to ease ourselves gently into the weekend!

You simply rub the fish fillets with smoked paprika and pan fry in a little olive oil. This size fillet only takes 2 – 3 minutes on a low heat each side. I also pop a slice of lemon in with the fish – I love how it becomes caramelised in the pan, and tastes delicious.

The dressing is so simple! I almost feeling like I am cheating!

Mix one tbsp ketchup, the same of mayonnaise and one tsp paprika, and last one tbsp of lemon juice.