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Easy Chicken Lo Mein
Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad
Apricots Poached in Rosé Wine
No Cook Refrigerator Pickles
Maple Glazed Chicken
Jay Wadams

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Hi! I’m Jay. I’m a cookbook author and food photographer, and Days of Jay is my website where I share easy, delicious recipes that you can cook at home.

My recipes are packed with loads of photos and useful tips and tricks to help you as you cook. These recipes are all inspired by healthy, seasonal ingredients and my travels across the globe, especially in Germany, Italy and Australasia.

I am so excited to have you here, so let’s dive in and get cooking!

Summer has arrived!


The days are long and sunny and the nights are perfect for sitting outside under the stars. It’s the time of year where we feast on fresh fruit and vegetables, and can finally dust off the barbecue.

Below you’ll find some of my favourite summer recipes, perfect for entertaining or for relaxed summer dining.

Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad

Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad

Bright, colourful and perfectly delicious Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad (Insalata Caprese) is the ultimate Italian summer salad with fresh green basil, creamy white burrata and juicy red tomatoes representing the colours of the Italian flag.
Apricots Poached in Rosé Wine

Apricots Poached in Rosé Wine

Gently cooked in rosé wine, scented with vanilla, served with a big scoop of ice cream and some buttery homemade shortbread cookies, my Rosé Vanilla Poached Apricots are truly heavenly.
No Cook Refrigerator Pickles

No Cook Refrigerator Pickles

Sweet, crunchy and with a hint of spice, No Cook Refrigerator Pickles are brilliant in sandwiches, with cold meats or just for snacking on. My simple recipe is so quick and easy to put together and is easily adjusted to suit your tastes.
Nectarine Tart

Nectarine Tart

Tender sweet pastry, silky creme patisserie, all topped with ripe and juicy nectarines? Oh yes, my easy Nectarine Tart is the perfect summer dessert for showing off beautiful ripe fruit.
Iced Coffee Panna Cotta

Iced Coffee Panna Cotta

Cool, creamy and with a wake-up kick, Iced Coffee Panna Cotta are a fantastic sweet to serve after a heavy meal. Prepare the night before for a no stress dessert!
Imam Bayildi

Imam Bayildi

Made from meltingly tender roasted eggplants, stuffed with a spicy tomato sauce and lashings of olive oil, İmam bayıldı or ‘the Imam fainted’ is one of the most famous of all Turkish dishes.

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Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Easy Chicken Lo Mein

ByJay WadamsAug 10, 20225 min read
The ultimate Chinese take out! My Homemade Chicken Lo Mein Recipe is quick and easy to make, packed with healthy vegetables and can feed a hungry crowd.
Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad

Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad

ByJay WadamsAug 9, 20224 min read
Bright, colourful and perfectly delicious Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad (Insalata Caprese) is the ultimate Italian summer salad with fresh green basil, creamy white burrata and juicy red tomatoes representing the colours of the Italian flag.
Apricots Poached in Rosé Wine

Apricots Poached in Rosé Wine

ByJay WadamsAug 6, 20224 min read
Gently cooked in rosé wine, scented with vanilla, served with a big scoop of ice cream and some buttery homemade shortbread cookies, my Rosé Vanilla Poached Apricots are truly heavenly.
No Cook Refrigerator Pickles

No Cook Refrigerator Pickles

ByJay WadamsAug 4, 20225 min read
Sweet, crunchy and with a hint of spice, No Cook Refrigerator Pickles are brilliant in sandwiches, with cold meats or just for snacking on. My simple recipe is so quick and easy to put together and is easily adjusted to suit your tastes.
Maple Glazed Chicken

Maple Glazed Chicken

ByJay WadamsJul 31, 20224 min read
Sweet and sticky, my Maple Glazed Chicken Traybake makes a quick and delicious weeknight dinner. With a combination of fresh orange, garlic, herbs and an irresistible maple mustard glaze, this recipe has big flavours with very little effort.
Nectarine Tart

Nectarine Tart

ByJay WadamsJul 28, 20225 min read
Tender sweet pastry, silky creme patisserie, all topped with ripe and juicy nectarines? Oh yes, my easy Nectarine Tart is the perfect summer dessert for showing off beautiful ripe fruit.
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LOOKING FOR DINNER INSPIRATION?


Below are some of my most popular dinner recipes, with simple ingredients but big flavours.
Mediterranean Beef Meatball Skewers
Garlic Herb Roast Pork
One Pan Chicken Biryani
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Chicken
Creamy Mushroom Pork Medallions

My FAvourite German Cake REcipes

While people often associate Germany with pretzels and beer, it’s really all about coffee and cake!
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Easy German Cake Recipes