14Dec_ChickenSoup

Smoked chicken, ginger and chilli broth with celeriac and pork scratching toast

I have a friend who worked near Borough Market for years and she confessed to me that she only went there, for the first time a few months ago! I was at loss for words as if I worked near there I am sure I would get lunch there at least a couple of times … Continue reading

25Nov_SmokedSalmon

Swedish fast food, smoked salmon and mustard stewed potatoes

Sometimes there is no room for waiting for dinner. Perhaps you have been out all day or you might have just realized just how hungry you are. For these occasions I am always thinking that the take away will take at least forty minutes and what can I cook faster than that?I was only thinking … Continue reading

Xmas_Santas

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, decorations, champagne and nibbles

I have a confession to make. I am not too mad about Christmas. I like the lights and don’t get me wrong I do celebrate it every year but if left to my own devices I would probably get a bunch of good movies, a pile of good books and plenty of nice nibbly foods … Continue reading

07Dec_SlicedPork

Pineapple roasted pork belly and sage roasted potatoes

The cold weather has finally arrived and I got my woolly hat and my thick winter jacket out. Somehow it feels like walking around with a friend, the jacket is like a duvet and the woolly hat warm and snug. Each season has it’s comforts. I had some chicken lined up for dinner but after … Continue reading

03Dec_CrabPasta

Crab and chilli pasta

I can never resist fresh crab. I spotted some at the fishmongers one morning. I didn’t buy any but after lunch I thought I would just go past and see if he had any left. Guess what, he did and I bought one. They were caught the night before and cooked in the morning, what … Continue reading

26Nov_LemongrassCurry

Vietnamese coconut chicken & sweet potato curry

Sometimes when I want to buy something it comes in a fairly large quantity. This time I had a big bunch of lemon grass. I had bought it for a green Thai curry but I had way more than I needed and I didn’t want to let any of them go to waste. I found … Continue reading

05Dec_HerringStarter

Silver darlings with pea purée and hazelnut hasselbacks potatoes

Herring comes from the old German word for multitude. There used to be so plentiful and so loved that the Britons called them silver darlings. In fact they were so loved and fished that they were eventually endangered. They provided work and nutritious protein in poor times. Sweden has a similar history, herring was so … Continue reading

29Nov_GlazedChickenWings

Two kinds of spiced chicken wings and blue cheese dressing on Black Friday

The American tradition Black Friday seems to have hit the UK big time. I saw some crazy shoppers chasing a bargain, stopping at nothing. I can’t remember there having been such a frenzy here before, this is usually reserved for Boxing day, or when IKEA opened in Edmonton in 2005. I didn’t go to the … Continue reading

27Nov_SteakDinner

Sometimes love is a good steak and red wine

Do you ever have one of those days when you regret having left your bed, and even more so reading your e-mails? M had one of those days and it wasn’t just one thing, all bad things comes in three and it was about as far as we could stretch a day of misery. There … Continue reading

22Nov_ChocolateTarte

Orange and rose chocolate ganache tart and a spot of meringue rage

I set out to do what I usually don’t, baking. I approached it in a very scientific way.I got all of the ingredients out and made sure I had enough of everything before starting. I had found an irresistible  recipe for a Pomegranate Meringue Rose Tart. Go ahead, click on the link and have a … Continue reading

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