Crispy Duck at #duckandrice

Lovely lunch at Duck and Rice, London and Gordon Ramsay spotting

I have a loooong bucket list of places to eat in London and ever since Alan Yau decided to open a Chinese gastro pub in Soho. I wasn’t sure what it would be like, but I was sure it would be a treat. The Duck and Rice came up as a suggestion for lunch and … Continue reading

rhubarb tarte tatin with fat free yoghurt icecream

Rhubarb tarte tatin with fat free yoghurt ice cream

Things are very slow at the allotment at this time of the year but the first forced rhubarb has started to come through and I wanted to try something new. I did a beetroot tarte tatin a few weeks ago but I know it originally is a dessert and I thought rhubarb would be interesting. A … Continue reading

Caribbean beef patties

A taste of the Caribbean

I was trying to figure out where the most of my influence comes from when it comes to cooking but I think it is a bit of everything and everywhere. Saying that I have very little knowledge about the Caribbean cuisine besides jerk chicken and scotch bonnets.   By coincidence I met Ray who has … Continue reading

Prosecco glazed chilli comfit brisket

Prosecco glazed chilli confit brisket

  Brisket is a great cut of beef. It has a lot of flavour and texture and can be delicious but it can also be tough and dry and make you wish you said before the meal that you are vegetarian. This week I had friends coming for dinner and frankly, I wanted to make … Continue reading

Tandoori style Korean roasted chciken

Tandoori style roasted Korean chicken

The other night I had a conversation about fusion cooking. Where does it start and there really aren’t any limits to what you can do. Keeping that in mind I decided to change my plans for a traditionally roasted chicken and do something new.   I had a tub of low fat yoghurt and in … Continue reading

Vegetables with coriander and hazelnut pesto

Vegetables with coriander and hazelnut pesto

I don’t cook enough vegetarian dishes so today I thought I would give it a go. To get inspired I went to the green grocer and bought all of the vegetables that inspired me. I did think about a vegetable curry but wanted to make something I had never done before. I ended up with … Continue reading

leek and chilli burger

Leek and chilli burger with a warm butterbean dip

How often do you eat a burger? I love a good burger and once I get the idea in my head I know I have to have one, bought or home made. One of the few things at the allotment at the moment are leeks and I thought it would be interesting to make leek burgers. … Continue reading

Olive oil chicken with beans and pink peppercorns

Olive oil chicken with butter beans and pink peppercorns

One of my friends cooked beans in olive oil with pink peppercorns and steak. It was a lovely combination and despite the olive oil the beans were very light. Lately I have had a bit of a crush on butter beans and I decided to use the bean and olive oil dish as a base … Continue reading

Dairy free salmon and avocado mousse

Dairy free salmon and avocado mousse

A couple of weeks ago I tried to make a salted cod mousse. The recipe looked fairly simple and delicious. I got some cod and got started. First you had to salt the cod over night in quite a lot of salt. I am not sure what or how they did this in the recipe … Continue reading

velveted pork stir fry with coconut and cashew nuts

Velveted pork stir fry

When I came to the butchers the other day they were just cutting up pork meat into large chunks. It looked irresistible and I had to get some. I love pork and good pork is full of flavour and has little fat. The amount of fat that you get is dependent on what cut you choose. I … Continue reading

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