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

baked cauliflower mac and cheese bake

Cauliflower mac & cheese with guinea fowl in a sticky lemon sauce

Spring came with beautiful sunshine. I even managed to sunbathe in the garden without being totally wrapped up, all for one glorious day. Sadly since it has become a bit colder again and I was instantly craving comfort food.   This weekend locally grown cauliflowers were on sale in the shops and I bought one. … Continue reading

Spicy beef ravioli and red wine barbecue sauce

Spicy beef ravioli with red wine and tomato sauce

Do you throw out your leftovers? I try not to, many times they end up in the fridge and then in the bin but somehow I feel better taking the extra step. Sure it lacks logic but how many of you do the same? The other night I opened what looked like a decent bottle … Continue reading

lobster and mango

Improvised lobster and mango

Lately something strange happened, due to various reasons I seem to have lost my food mojo. I wasn’t even interested in what I ate, just had some fuel to keep going. I had time set aside over Easter but no real interest so I took a bit of a break. This morning when I woke … Continue reading

Curried chicken with walnuts and grapes

Curried chicken with brie, grapes and walnuts

We finally had a couple of warm days! Sunshine brings out the best in us This time of the year I always feel sun starved and pale. Any sunshine is so welcome and we bundled up the dogs in the car to go for a lovely walk.   The first fennel of the year started … Continue reading

crab and avocado roll in crab and lobster broth

Crab and avocado roll in lobster and crab broth

Of all the seafood crab is one of my absolute favourites. I have seen fresh crabs for sale for a few weeks but today was the first day I have seen quite a few. I got so sidetracked I didn’t even get any scallops.   A few years ago I went to a restaurant called … Continue reading

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