Octopus and salmon caviar
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Octopus and salmon caviar

Octopus with salmon caviar

I went to London the other day to see a friend. I made sure I got there a few hours early to do some food shopping. I love the availability of all kinds of food, some virtually impossible to buy where I live. Before I go I always think of what I need to stock … Continue reading

Goats Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Goats cheese & hot sauce stuffed peppers

It is full on chilli harvest time here at the moment. We only have a small greenhouse so I carefully selected the chillies I really wanted. At the moment we have some amazingly hot chillies. Yesterday was the first day I picked a Carolina Reaper and a Bhut Jolokia for a very hot version of the … Continue reading

Fish pie with smoked prawns and scallop

I don’t know how it is where you live but there is an autumnal feeling in the air. Some mornings are still warm but  no matter what the weather it is always a treat to start the day with a walk along the beach. This morning the clouds were hanging over the pier and I … Continue reading

Pasta and Hot Sauces at the market

I think I have told most of you that I decided to get a market stall earlier this year. I spent years developing the, in my opinion, perfect Hot Sauce. I love the flavor of chilli and the chilli kick but I am not in to pain and when you can’t taste anything else. This … Continue reading

Deal Seafront

Prawn Curry and a temporary fridge break down

I was out for a walk the other morning and it was such an amazing day I had to stop everywhere and take photos! Not great from an exercise point of view but good for the soul! Already just after 7 am it was warm and the sun was gazing down, carrying the promise of … Continue reading

Squid Ink and Crab pasta with tomato salsa

Squid Ink and crab pasta with tomato salsa

Sometimes I want something quick and easy. Pasta is perfect go to food and this week when I was making pasta for the market I made extra for dinner. I had friends coming for dinner and didn’t have a starter, or time to prep. This is a super quick recipe and it hit the spot. … Continue reading

Black Dukkah

Black Dukkah

A friend of mine bought a jar of Dukkah for me as a surprise a few years ago. It was the first time I ever had it and it was delicious. I haven’t really thought about it until I went to The Barbary and they had a Black Dukkah salmon. I had to order it … Continue reading

The Barbary Neal's Yard Covent Garden

Food inspired by the Barbary coast

Every now and then a restaurant opens in London and I just know I want to go there. It has nothing to do with fancy food or being expensive, it is about flavor. When The Barbary opened I knew I wanted to go there and try the food. The Barbary coast covers Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia … Continue reading

Smoked mackerel and tomato water -

Smoked mackerel and tomato water

I was talking the other day to a friend about watching TV. She has two little children and she limits any TV watching in favor of family time. I lived for six years without a TV and didn’t miss it. I think my old colleagues thought I was a bit strange and they could never … Continue reading

scallop mousse ravioli

Scallop mousse ravioli

I have been wanting to make a seafood based mousse for ravioli for a while but somehow there hasn’t been time or I didn’t have the ingredients at hand. I had friends coming over last weekend and got some scallops, completely forgetting that my friend doesn’t like them. I quickly hid them in the freezer … Continue reading