Ile Flottante with hibiscus and rosehip jelly

Snow eggs with hibiscus and rose hip jelly

Some dishes have many, many names. I was reading through a few of my cookbooks the other night and realized I had read the same recipe a few times, it just had different names. This dish is a French classic and I have found the following names so far, Oeufs a la Neige, Snow eggs, … Continue reading

Fish sauce, maple suryp and chile candied pork belly

Fish sauce, chilli and maple candied pork belly

I believe that everyone has some foodie weakness. For many it is chocolate or bacon. For me, I am a complete cheese addict and am always a sucker for some pork belly, what is yours? If you only cook low fat, healthy and low in sugar and salt food, please stop reading now. This is so … Continue reading

garlic and corainder pickled herring

Pickled herring from scratch

This week I have done something very Swedish, I pickled my own herring. Pickled herring hasn’t had the same breakthrough in the UK as it has in Sweden so the selection and availability is quite poor. Having had a brainwave whilst at the fishmongers looking at fresh herrings made me realize that I can pickle … Continue reading

chilli beef stew with persimmon salsa

Slow cooked chilli beef

How about a dinner party? I love to have guests for dinner, the feeder in me comes out. Food has a lovely way of bringing people together. A good dinner party is as much about the food as it is about the chemistry around the dinner table. If there is anyone coming that I would … Continue reading

French onion and marrow soup

French onion and marrow soup

Winter arrived in a flash. One day it was sunny and I had no intention of wearing a jacket and all of the sudden I felt like I almost got a brain freeze walking along the sea front! Cold winds swept in along  with some very cold rain, never a nice combination. Weather like this … Continue reading

wasabi and salmon herbed roll with persimon salsa

Wasabi and salmon herbed roll with persimmon salsa

Before I knew it the persimmon season arrived. Both green grocers had them in abundance. A friend of mine just adores them so this recipe is for her. Last time we met, sadly way too long ago, she baked them in the oven and served them with cheese. It was a revelation as I have … Continue reading

Sourdough beer, miso and beef stew with bulgur wheat salad

Sourdough beer and miso beef stew

Winter has arrived, It is time to get the big jackets out, the woolly hat and even the gloves. The days are beautiful but the winds are cold and I love to go out, all wrapped up along the seafront.     Cold weather brings me a great desire for hearty and warm foods. A … Continue reading

slow baked apple tart with almond crumble

16 hr slow baked apple tart with almond and hazelnut crumble

Sometimes when I read a recipe I just know that I have to make it. This is what happened when I came across a recipe for an apple tart, slow baked, light and fresh, it sounded irresistible. The recipe comes from the Swedish cookbook Klassiska desserter : på mitt vis by Magnus Johansson. Translated it says Classic … Continue reading

herring ceviche with black garlic

Herring ceviche two ways

It might have passed without any attention if I hadn’t asked my fishmonger a while back when herring season starts. November he said and so I bought something else and waited. On November 1st as if by magic, he had herrings in his fish counter. The first ones of the year. I was very impressed … Continue reading

Olive leaf tea and tricolore salad

Tasmanian olive leaf tea jelly tricolore salad

Lately I have eaten food that is too heavy and too much meat. I didn’t mean to but with the weather getting colder it seemed to trigger a need for hip hugging foods. I think I went slightly too far and needed something light and fresh, pronto! I thought of a salad when I saw … Continue reading