Homemade Nachos and Salsa

This is a lovely quick recipe for a mid week snack or starter.

To make the nachos slice up wholemeal tortillas or wrap like you would slice a pizza and brush with a little oil and bake in the oven at 180c for about 10 minutes, but keep watch as they catch quickly.

For the salsa I chop lots of tomatoes and put in a bowl mix in a little (or a lot) of diced red onion, plenty of vinegar, teaspoon of tomato ketchup, half a teaspoon of tomato puree, dried coriander, fresh as well if you have it, salt, pepper, paprika to your taste. Mix it up and your ready to go… enjoy!

Nachos | Homemade Nachos | Stacy Grant | Food Photographer

Chinese New Year 2018

Today is Chinese New Year! I’ve been experimenting with making my own spring rolls and came up with this simple recipe.

Stir fry a bag of prepared stir fry vegetable mix with a sachet of Oyster sauce (or your favourite stir fry sauce) ┬áthen spoon a portion of the mix onto one end of one sheet of filo pasty (the has been cut in half) and roll the veg up tucking in the ends half way through the rolling. Brush the end down with melted butter. Repeat with the rest of the mix, it should make about 6 medium sized spring rolls. Place them all on greaseproof paper on a baking tray, brush the tops with melted butter and bake at 180c for 20 mins. Serve with sweet chilli dipping sauce… yum!

Spring rolls | Chinese New Year | Stacy Grant | Food Photography

52 Weekends No.19 – Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Palace

52 weekends is inspiration for craft projects, things to do or places to visit. This week it’s a little bit of everything. To celebrate my Mum’s birthday I’m treating her to a traditional afternoon tea at the Orangery at Blenheim Palace as a surprise. So I designed and made a cute little invite to surprise her with, I used one of my vintage tea cups to draw from and used tissue paper for the pattern, the idea is the tea bag being pulled out of the cup… I’m really pleased with how it turned out and Mum and I had a fabulous day!

Blenheim Palace | Traditional Afternoon Tea | Invitation | Stacy Grant