Chorizo and cauliflower hash
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Chorizo and cauliflower hash

Chorizo and cauliflower hash

It was time to raid the larder. I had food in my fridge that needed eating and that included one egg. How I was left with one egg is a mystery to me and it isn’t quite enough for anything. Well, the egg came out, as did some cooking chorizo and about a quarter of … Continue reading

Carnita filled tortilla

Coca Cola and ginger carnitas

The holidays always inspire me to go more healthy in January and this year has been no exception. It is almost a relief to get stuck in to a bowl of soup or a salad and think of lighter foods and more vegetables! Saying this, and after a very light and healthy dinner, I was … Continue reading

Seville Orange and chilli marmalade

Seville orange and chilli marmalade

On my calendar there are a few  foodie events per year that are very exciting. The first one each year is the arrival of the Seville oranges. They are on sale for a short time in January and last year I missed them. Seville oranges are bitter oranges, they are too bitter to eat and … Continue reading

beetroot pasta with pheasant and feta cheese

Beetroot pasta with pheasant, beetroot and feta cheese

There was a knock on the door and I found one of my neighbor standing there with a couple of pheasants. I actually saw the pheasants before I saw my neighbor Dennis. Dennis has a friend who hunts and pheasants were so plentiful they gave him some and he very generously gave me a couple … Continue reading

chilli oil, chile oil

Home made chilli oil

The other day when I was researching recipes I came across homemade chilli oil. For some reason I have never really thought about making my own but as I read the recipe I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist making some. You can find the original recipe here. It is a great blog, The … Continue reading

basil and lemon pickled mackerel

Basil and lemon pickled mackerel

Sometimes even the best laid plans don’t work out. Herring season is in full swing  and it is so plentiful I decided to pickle my own herring for Christmas. I pickled herring from scratch a while back and it worked out so well I wanted to make it again and share it with friends and … Continue reading

Langoustine ceviche with grapefruit and salmon roe

Langoustine ceviche surf n’ turf

New Years eve, what did you get up to? I like to celebrate New Years eve with friends, having dinner at home and going down to the beach at midnight and watch amazing fireworks.   The last couple of years we have done a New Years eve neighbor crawl, eating a dish in every house, … Continue reading

Bacon turkey

Plenty of cooking for the holidays!

Every year I approach Christmas with slight apprehension. The truth is that I am not really a Christmas person. No matter what I think or feel, Christmas does turn up every year and  I will always go with the flow and make the most of it. December 24th is when I celebrate Christmas so I … Continue reading

cranberry and sage roast potatoes

Roast potatoes with sage and cranberries

Almost everyone I know loves roast potatoes, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I developed this before Christmas because I wanted the perfect roast potatoes. I almost never use goose fat. There is something about the flavor that I just can’t get along with 100 percent so I have been avoiding making … Continue reading

scallops with rich tomato sauce

Scallops two ways

Not long ago the seasons first scallops arrived. They are big and plump and I just can’t get enough of them. I have done enough posts about scallops but what is there not to like? When they are in season they are so plentiful and we buy them at a great price.   I wasn’t … Continue reading