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How to Cook Quails Eggs: Hard and Soft Boiled

Quails eggs are easier to cook than we think, and because they are so small, the cook very fast.  They make the perfect sized eggs to go with salads and side dishes and taste creamy and light.

Quails Eggs – Soft and Hard Boiled

Lesley Smith
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Snack


  • Quails Eggs
  • Boiling Water


  • For Hard Boiled Quails Eggs: Place Quails Eggs in boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold tap and peel off shells to serve.
  • For Soft Boiled Quails Eggs: Place Quails Eggs in boiling water for 2.5 - 3 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold tap, and peel off shells to serve.


Don't overcrowd the pan, though 12 quail eggs will happily sit on a medium sized pan with enough water to cover all the eggs.    Make sure your eggs go into boiling water and a slotted spoon is best for putting them in and taking them out with the least damage to the eggs.
Cool the eggs down under water to be able to peel the shells off.  The shells can be tricky to remove, so take your time with them.


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Filling peppers is a very cheap and tasty way to fill bellies.  There is no limit to the amount of combinations that can be filled and roasted.  Add some lovely side salad and eggs, and the plate looks lovely.

Roasted Stuffed Peppers – Onion, Mushroom and Cheddar Cheese, Served with Quails Eggs and Salad

Lesley Smith
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Mains, Starter
Servings 6


  • 6 Whole Peppers Red, Green or Yellow (can be mixed)
  • 500 g Mushrooms Chopped
  • 2 Large Onions Chopped
  • 250 g Cheese Grated
  • 12 Quails Eggs
  • Salad
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil


  • Put your oven on to pre-heat at approximately 180 C.
  • Slice the top of your peppers and put it to one side. I had to take slivers off the bottom of mine to make them stand up, otherwise they just toppled over. If you buy your peppers loose, you can look for the perfect peppers to do this with. Hollow out the peppers and remove the seeds.
  • Fill the peppers with grated cheese, pop the lids back on and place them on a baking tray. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the top, and drizzle olive oil over the top of the peppers.

  • Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until the peppers are soft.
  • Lightly fry the mushrooms and onions in a frying pan and put the Quails eggs on to boil. 4 minutes in boiling water only.
  • When the peppers are cooked, place them on a bed of lettuce or salad leaves. Take off the top and fill with the onions and mushrooms, add sliced quails eggs and serve.

How to cook quail eggs.

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Coleslaw Salad

I don’t think there is really much to say about coleslaw, other than to say it makes a fabulous accompaniment to salads, sandwiches, paninis, baked potatoes and much much more.

Coleslaw Salad

Lesley S Smith
Perfect as a side dish with most main meals, or to use in a salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 6


  • 200 g Carrot Grated
  • 150 g Cabbage Shredded into strips.
  • 150 g Onion Shredded into strips.
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons Mayonnaise or Thousand Island Dressing


  • Simply shred the cabbage, onion and carrot.

  • Mix with mayonnaise or thousand island dressing.

  • Serve.



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Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe, with Tomberries

Caesar salad is a popular dish in my house.  The lovely chicken with different dressings and vegetables give it different ways to eat.  Anchovies are not popular in this house, so I never use them, and I tend to use the same sort of things to make it.  I think there are dozens of caesar salad recipes, and I am convinced they all depend on the type of caesar salad dressing recipe.

Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe, with Tomberries

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 6



  • 1 Medium Lettuce Washed.
  • 500 g Tomberries or Cherry Tomatoes Washed
  • 200 g Croutons Home Made, or Bought
  • 20 g Parmesan For shavings, or you can buy them ready to use.
  • 1 Medium Chicken. Pre- Cooked, with chicken diced.

Caesar Salad Dressing

  • 1 clove Garlic Crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Parmesan Ground or grated.
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoon White wine vinegar Use if the dressing is too thick to pour.
  • 1 Medium Chive Finely chopped.
  • 1 teaspoon Peppercorn Ground, to taste.



  • Wash and make a bed with the lettuce.

  • Simply sprinkle on the chicken, croutons and parmesan shavings.

Caesar Salad Dressing

  • I was lazy and used a pre-bought, but if you don’t have a dressing to hand, make one. I wish I had made mine as the bought one was too vinegary for my taste.

  • Crush a garlic clove (or use ground garlic if you don’t have any).

  • Add two teaspoons of ground parmesan or 10g grated parmesan. If you like strong cheese, you can up this to double.

  • Mix it into 4 – 5 tablespoons of mayonnaise.

  • Add the finely chopped chives.

  • Grind a teaspoon of peppercorns into the dressing.

  • Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar until the dressing is pourable.

  • Pour dressing over salad.


  • Add tomatoes or tomberries to the top of the salad.


Home made or bought dressing is fine.
It’s also nice with a few bits of cooked bacon added.
Tesco sell parmesan shavings in small pots which are perfect, but they do work out expensive that way I think












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Apetina Cheese – Summer Suncatcher Salad, with a Chance to Win a Fabulous Hamper


Apetina is a new cheese to me.  

I was delighted to be asked to make a new salad that would help our family nutrition by keeping the kids happy.  Looking for the cheese to buy, I was quite surprised to find they also have gorgeous little snack pots.  

The lovely looking Apetina Sun Dried Tomato Snack Pack and the Garlic and Olive Snack Pack also made it into my shopping trolley, along with a classic block.  It really is worth a try, and also suitable for vegetarians.

The cheese crumbles with ease when it is being eaten and seems to absorb flavours well.   Arla also make a light variety which I would have loved to try, but my local shop didn't have any left.

To keep my kids happy, a sharing dish is usually the best option, especially if I can put together all the ingredients that I know my kids love.  They always pick from the big help yourselves dishes on the table.

Apetina Cheese – Summer Suncatcher Salad Recipe


  • 1 x 200g tub of classic Apetina cheese
  • 1 chinese leaf lettuce
  • 150g grapes
  • 200g strawberries
  • 4 apricots
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 15 cherries
  • croutons
  • olive oil
  • sour cream


Salads are just so easy to make.  The first step is washing all salad ingredients and placing the lettuce in the bottom of the bowl, to make a bed for the rest of the salad to sit on.

  1. Drizzle a little olive oil onto the lettuce.
  2. Spread a little sour cream over the surface.
  3. Cut strawberries into quarters.
  4. Half the cherry tomatoes.
  5. De-stone the apricots and cut them into quarters.
  6. Sprinkle the fruit and tomatoes onto the bed of lettuce.
  7. Drain a tub of Apetina cheese and place on the salad.
  8. Top with cherries and croutons.
  9. Serve with sour cream as a side dish.

In our house, this was a success as I used the fruit that my kids love to mix with the cheese.  I like mixing fruit and veg where they work well together and salads are perfect for that.  We had a suncatcher that we made a few weeks ago on the window, so my boys named the salad the suncatcher as it had such lovely colours and looked spectacular on the table.

My Apetina recipe will be entered into the contest over on the Apetina Facebook page.  It will also be featured in the Recipe section of the website.

If you like the Facebook page, and vote for your favourite salad of the week, you'll be entered into a prize draw to win this fabulous picnic hamper.  Inside the basket, there will be a salad bowl with servers, and a dressing bottle.

The final week prize will be a BBQ, so head on over using the Apetina link to vote.












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