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Culture and fine dining at Le Gavroche

Sometimes I believe in the power of pre planning. Luckily I have friends who are the same and we had planned a gorgeous lunch and an overnight stay in London. I decided to head in a day early to make a mini break, who doesn’t love that?! I managed to catch up with quite a … Continue reading

27Sept_SmokedPorkCheek

A very foodie Canterbury festival and venison sort of Rydberg

Biff Rydberg is a classic Swedish dish, invented and served, supposedly at Hotel Rydberg for the first time and it is as simple as it is good. There are four main components, cubed beef, fillet is most often used, cubed potato, onion and egg yolk. This dish is comforting and rich and lately I have been … Continue reading

22Sept_StuffedChickenDinner

Pesto stuffed chicken with tomato and watermelon salsa

I can never resist a good bunch of watercress. I saw some the other day in the market but it looked slightly off.Ever since I have been thinking about it and the veg mongers had some lovely looking cress and I knew I had to buy some. Watercress is bursting with flavour and it is … Continue reading

06Sept_RoastChicneDinner

Stuffed roast chicken with spinach mash

Last weekend I woke up and saw a note on Twitter that there was a farmers market in Cliftonville, Margate. I have never been to Margate before and what better reason than a farmers market?! Parts of Margate give a bit of a run down impressions but the beach is beautiful.     One of … Continue reading

21Sept_Seafood&MushroomBroth

Lots of seafood in mushroom broth

We have been enjoying the last of the summer days with some trips around Kent and we always find Whitstable is a great spot to visit. The harbor is beautiful and just as we arrived a Thames barge was helped in to port.     Whitstable is famous for it’s native oysters, they are delicious and … Continue reading

19Sept_LentilDal

Lovely and comforting Lentil Dal with pork loin

The last couple of weeks the weather has been amazing and I am quite sure it has been the warmest days of the year! I woke up this morning and much to my surprise the whole town was covered in sea mist, apparently more common at this time of the year than hot and sunny … Continue reading

WhitecobnutGazpacho

Oh what a party! White cobnut gazpacho and canapés

The last thing in the kitchen to be installed was the extractor fan. It was damaged in transport but whilst the rest of the kitchen moved along it got stuck along the way due to various events and summer holidays. Now the kitchen is looking pretty fab and it was time to take it for … Continue reading

06Sept_Prawns

Balsamic vinegar and honey glazed prawns with baked goats cheese and apple

A friend once said that cheese is a food group on it’s own. I am not quite sure that is completely right even if it should be but it is certainly one of my biggest weaknesses in life! There are so many different cheeses, flavors, textures, smells in an almost never ending variety and I … Continue reading

01Sept_TofuDinner

Crispy tofu and pineapple salsa in hibiscus and rosehip tea

Ever since I read Chef Juliannas delicious looking recipe Halibut in spicy pineapple broth with pineapple cucumber relish I have been thinking about it. One day I will do the recipe but this is loosely based on it and Chef Julianna was the inspiration. Her blog is full of inspirational recipes and beautiful pictures.   … Continue reading

28Aug_SquashToServe

Skirt steak and spaghetti squash with roasted cobnuts

I love seasonal eating and there are a few spaghetti squashes ripe in the garden, one of my favourite vegetables. Cob nuts came in to season last week and I can never resist them. The season is short so best make the most of it! Cob nuts are a part of the hazelnut family and I … Continue reading

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