11Aug_BakedLasagna

A crowd pleasing beef and sausage ragu lasagna

The other week, before I quite realized I had agreed to make, and bring food for a fund raising event. Afterwards I wasn’t sure how I had agreed to do it but I haven’t been to a fund raising event like this since my days in the deep South, Tennessee and that is a long … Continue reading

10Aug_Cod&EggYolks

Cod with poached, broken egg yolks the day after the barbecue

We had all sorts of weather this weekend, glorious sunshine, storms and torrential rain. Our neighbors hosted a barbecue and after monitoring the weather it was finally decided to have the barbecue on the Saturday and what a great choice! The sun was shining, it was very warm and a gorgeous day. We all brought … Continue reading

08Aug_FishPlate

Ship O’hoy, it is a fish fest with pot roasted potatoes

My quest to eat more fish and less meat has allowed me to build a nice relationship with my fishmonger. He is a jolly and kind fella, he looks a little like Father Christmas and he generously shares his knowledge about all things fish. When I went there today he had a lot of fish … Continue reading

03Aug_IngredientsInPot

Some soul searching whilst cooking chicken in Asian broth

I am a firm believer in that you have to give some to get some. This time I decided to give something up to get something new and it feels more like doing a free fall, head first, jump. There is a unique window of opportunity to start something new and I decided to take … Continue reading

02Aug_SeabassDinner

Sea bass with black bean sauce and wasabi mash

I have had a bit of a dry spell lately when it comes to cooking. This is quite unusual for me but there is a lot going on and a lot on my mind at the moment. I will share more about that in another blog but I haven’t even thought of something new and … Continue reading

Victuals_Entrance

Victualing for food

There was a lot I didn’t know about my new home town, Deal when I moved here. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book but it goes further back and some claim this is where Julius Cesar himself is said to have landed on the British shores. The town was a hive of activity for ship … Continue reading

16July_SardineDinner

Fresh sardines, roast baby beetroots with whipped avocado and feta

I come from Gothenburg where fish is plentiful and very, very fresh. Despite this there is a saying that in Gothenburg they only eat mackerel, salmon and cod. I have discovered I am not far off it but I do like a few more kinds of fish and sardines is one of them. I was very … Continue reading

18July_dinner

Rösti loaded with cod and lobster and a Cinderella moment

I haven’t posted as many blog posts lately as I would like to. It seems that life has been turned up a few notches and if time keeps going this fast I will be 90 years old in no time! There has been some amazing events, a few trips to Dublin and I always meet … Continue reading

13July_PulledBrisket

Cured, slow Prosecco and Chipotle cooked, pulled brisket

It isn’t very often I get a specific request for dinner but as the summer seems to have left us for a cold and rainy spell, along with the fact that there is a new butcher, a slow cooked shoulder of lamb sounded like a great idea. We went to the butcher, the Black Pig … Continue reading

11July_Pavlova

Raw strawberry and raspberry jam with Chia seed

One of the ingredients I got from The Eco Green Store was chia seeds. Chia seeds are hailed as a superfood, it is easy to sprinkle on your food to add that extra crunch and health boost. The Eco Green store strives to make fairtrade and organic food cost efficient and available to everyone. I love … Continue reading

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