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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


This is a nice and very easy tea time summer cake. You need:
- 175 gr plain flour
- 225 gr sugar
- one table spoon baking powder
- grates zest of one lemon
- 80 ml sunflower oil
- 2 eggs
- 250 gr strawberries cut into small bits

Preheat the oven at 175 degrees. In a bowl mix all the ingredients except for the fruit with a wooden spoon. Then add the fruit and mix again (but be careful not to break the strawberries). Grease a springform cake tin and pour the mix in. Bake for 50 minutes.


This is a very a very simple summer salad.
You need:
- one tin of chickpeas
- 3 spring onions ( cut into slices)
- 150 gr of chorizo cut into small squares
- 100 gr feta cheese cut into small squares
- 1 spoonful of chopped parsley
- half a clove of garlic
- olive oil
- wine vinegar

Mix the chickpeas, spring onions and feta cheese. Fry slightly the chorizo cubes and add it to the salad. Grate the clove of garlic and mix it with the vinegar and one table spoon of olive oil. Mix it all well. Sprinkle the parsley on top. We do not add any salt as the feta is naturally salted but add some if you wish.