Cuisine: America

Hail Caesar………..

Legend has it that Italian-American restaurateur Caesar Cardini invented the salad in 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico. According to The Telegraph, Cardini owned a restaurant in the tourist destination to “attract Americans frustrated by Prohibition.”A Caesar salad is a creation of romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons, anchovies and parmesan cheese. Dressed with a beautiful sauce using Worcester, anchovies, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and black pepper. What a way to tickle those tasty buds and super delicious.... Hail Caesar......

By Simon

Healthy Snickers Bars…. Being A 60’s Child…. Marathon Bars

A simple, healthy and fun blast back to my youth, the Marathon Bar, probably known to you youngsters as Snickers. This version sports no processed sugar and the minimum of cooking. A delicious layer of freshly made nougat using popped quinoa or rice, fresh dates and syrup for the caramel. All slavered in raw cacao. As you'll see from the pic, what fun that part was! Will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days......haha I don't think they'll last that long.........enjoy this epic, healthy and fun recipe!

By Simon


Epically moorish, a real " back in time" tasty bud sensation.... Rich & Dark sea salted chocolate with a hint of vanilla, a nutty sweet date centre, topped with more salted chocolate..... Its like the famous peanut butter cups, oh those childhood memories.... This healthier version is grain free, uses sunflower seed butter and is naturally sweetened with Medjool dates.... Give it a try, One is just not enough..............

By Simon

Epic Bonfire Night Chilli Dogs…..1 Foot Long

Big appetite, this is the dog for you. Dream...... a crusty fresh baked baguette, filled with caramelised onions, a foot long pork or beef sausage, lashings of fire cooked beef chilli adorned with a handful of roasted red and yellow chillies. This is the one, the gut buster of a feast. Perfect for party times, celebrations, feasts and cold winter evenings, served with ice cold buckets of beer....... One is probably enough !!!!!!!

By Simon

Roasted Pumpkin Pie….. By Phoebe Gale

Just in time for Thanksgiving- Phoebe's version of a traditional pumpkin pie using an freshly harvested pumpkin, roasted and blitzed ...... none of that puree tinned stuff here at heart kitchen......have a great Thanksgiving our friends over the pond.

By phoebegale

Snickers (or Marathon for us oldies)… A Stunning Dessert

In my younger day,s it was called a marathon bar, so the idea here is to create a marathon dessert taste explosion, ousing thick caramel sauce hidden inside a light caramel sponge, a good helping of rich chocolate ice cream, scattered with toasted peanuts..... Epic enjoy your marathon, snickers.......

By Simon

Spectacular Humming Bird Cake… By Lucy Simmons

We saw Jamie Oliver making this spectacular cake recently and felt so inspired to give a go, soft, fruity, moist, sponge, it's like a carrot cake pumped up with a zesty lime frosting, adorned in crunchy nut brittle. We decorated ours in pretty little peppery Nasturtium petals, amazing and the foragers loved it. The only thing left on the plate..... crumbs.

By lucy

American Peanut Butter Cookies…..And A Giant Cookie Man. By Robson Gale

Biscuits are very sparse in our larder today, so I decided to make a bunch of fresh baked American peanut butter cookies and a giant peanut butter cookie man.... easy to make and exciting as they emerge from our oven, freshly baked, just perfect to share on a lazy wet and windy Sunday afternoon. Over and out by Robson Gale aged 18 and 3/4 yrs.....Hope you enjoy, I know they won't last long.

By Simon

Ernest’s Ultimate Lobster Chowder…..

Ernest shares his recipe for Amazing Lobster Chowder.....

By Simon

Mac ‘N’ Meatballs in Mozzarella….Or could it be Pizza…….

A great, family friendly dish with very delicate flavours, dotted with tiny bite-size meatballs and not too spicy! Easy to prepare in advance for a week night supper, served with a simple green salad. Or here is a thought, make or buy a few large pizza bases and simply add the mix to the base..hey presto a truly delicious, Mac "N" Meatball Mozzarella Pizza, simple teatime treat. Enjoy!

By Simon