Posts Tagged ‘olives’


Caponata is made for the height of summer, when aubergines, peppers and tomatoes are at their best. While it’s not exactly summer yet, even though this weather is fooling us somewhat, there are some beautiful aubergines in Brixton market; if you can’t find nice ones, then save this recipe for August. Caponata is a Sicilian vegetable […]


Carrot and Radish Salad

Bright, colourful and crunchy, with added saltiness from proper deli olives and tang from mustard dressing.


Easy Flatbread Pizza

These pizzas are a great last minute dinner. So easy to make and a great (healthier) alternative to takeout pizza. You need to start with flatbreads rather than tortillas (try a turkish corner shop for the best) as they are sturdier and will hold up to the toppings better. I often make an absurdly quick […]


Spaghetti Puttanesca

Ah, the holy trinity of capers, olives and anchovies, they go so well together. You can’t really beat a puttanesca, I used fresh tomatoes in this recipe, but that’s mostly because we had lots. I think this is perfectly fine with chopped tomatoes. The intensity of flavour in the anchovy, capers and olives see to […]


Bread and Dips

The parents came over for dinner this weekend to see my new flat, so in between frantic cleaning, I had to plan what to make, the perfect excuse to spend some time cooking new things! I recently went for dinner at the Portobello Organic Kitchen, which was fabulous, thankfully, we knew the chef so got […]


Courgette Caponata

A courgette version of the classic sweet and sour vegetable stew.



All the tastiest things (olives, anchovies, capers, garlic, parsley) blended into a paste and eaten with pasta. What could be tastier? This will keep for a few weeks in the fridge, if you cover it with a layer of oil. Ingredients 200g spaghetti grated rind and of 1 lemon and juice of ½ small bunch […]


Herby Pasta

This was borne out of post pub hunger and trying to assemble something out of what was in the fridge. Thankfully you can’t really go wrong with garlic, capers, anchovies, olives and herbs (we had oregano and parsley). For some reason, we decided to stir in a bit of creme fraiche at the end, but […]