All posts tagged: mozzerella

Grilled Peach & Mozzarella Salad

This is a bit of a faff, if I’m honest, but well worth it, for a summer salad that is just a bit different. This recipe is from my Summer Salad feature in NG magazines. Allow 1 peach per person (ish). 3 peaches,¬†2 Spring Onions, handful of chopped coriander, half a teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons¬†honey, half teaspoon lime zest, half teaspoon ground cumin, large pinch chilli powder (to taste), 1 tablespoon Tequila (optional), 2 or 3 tablespoons Olive Oil, 1 pack watercress or rocket, Fresh mozzarella. Peel and chop 1 peach. Cut remaining peaches in quarter inch thick rounds (cut through the stem at top and bottom and then slice sideways-in until just before the stone). Mix together the chopped peach, spring onions and next 7 ingredients (and Tequila if using…go on…) in a food processor, add olive oil to desired consistency and pulse a couple of times until combined. Oil a cold griddle pan and heat to a medium high heat. Brush both sides of the peach rounds with some of the dressing …

Backyard Pizza Oven – finally!

I have dreamt of a pizza oven in our back garden for years. I placed it on the husband’s “to do” list about 10 years ago. Every time, here or abroad, I spotted a traditional wood-burning pizza oven I would drop unsubtle hints and be promised one for the following summer. In the end, with no sign of the pizza oven materialising, I changed tack and put the Finnish-designed Uuni 2 wood-fired oven on my Christmas list. Yep, my Christmas list. That’ll throw him, I thought. So finally this weekend was warm enough to get my pizza oven out and learn how to drive it. It isn’t the home-made traditional oven I had originally envisaged, but this is nonetheless a thing of beauty and, finally, I have a pizza oven in the back garden. My first attempts were simple – home-made pizza dough with a tomato base, mozzarella, few chillies, Italian salami and fresh basil, some with a few peppers. It took a bit of mastering to get the flames inside large enough to ensure …