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It's Okra Time!!!

It's Okra Time!!!

I first discovered okra when my husband and I were travelling around the world and a lovely lady made this recipe for us. It has been a family favortie ever since. It is so simple to make and freezes very well.

Here is the link to my TV cooking segment where I made this dish: Okra Live on TV



1 onion diced

1 pinch of salt

1lb okra

1 hot pepper (optional)

1 T lemon juice



Sauté the onion sprinkled with salt for 5 mins,...

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables

So simple it doesn't need a recipe, but watch the link for some great cooking tips...


Link to TV segment


Cauliflower Cheese (Nina style)

Cauliflower Cheese (Nina style)

You are going to love this recipe, a twist on another British classic, I started adding ingredients to it when as a newlywed (to an American with a hearty appetite) I would make the original recipe and my husband would be horrified that I considered a dish without meat to be a meal.  Hence, I added bacon and 'another veg' to bulk it out a bit.


1 cauliflower (boiled until almost cooked, TIP; throw in a bay leave and it cuts down on that nasty smell cauliflower puts off when it's cooking)

1 other veg (1 head of cooked...

Traditional English Scone with Strawberry Jam

Traditional English Scone with Strawberry Jam


Link to TV appearance


This recipe is one of the first things I ever learned to make, I must have been about 10 years old when I made this all by myself and remember that sense of accomplishment.  I also remember some years later, by this time baking scones was just second nature to me and could do it almost with my eyes closed.  However, on this one occasion one bite told me something was not right. I reviewed the recipe and thought everything was in order, then my Mam asked...

Farmers Market Chicken Salad (Spring)

Farmers Market Chicken Salad (Spring)

Click on this link to view my TV appearance of cooking this recipe 

TV Appearance


This recipe is amazing! I do love good chicken salad, sweet but not too sweet, and this is a really good one.



Oven roasted chicken( meat taken off the bone), I use about four cups for this recipe

1/2 cup Mayonnaise

1/2 cup ricotta

1T red wine vinegar

1T grainy mustard

S&P (maybe skip if your chicken is highly seasoned)

Onion (I used green onion, could use red or sweet just cut up small)