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Fish tacos

We had a bit of a warm spell last week, winter lost it’s cold grip and it was almost spring like for a couple of days. It was a welcome change and I managed to get up and do a few morning walks. One morning I got out just as the sun was starting to … Continue reading

Celeriac and cumin soup with watercress

Celeriac and cumin soup with watercress

Another soup?! I am working my way through a variety of ingredients making lots of soups, keeping us warm in the cold winter. The ground isn’t frozen so we can still pick vegetables from the allotment. There isn’t as much to pick as there is in the summer but the cabbage is looking amazing.   … Continue reading

RibOfBeef

A rib of beef

Since moving to the UK I have identified two meals that are unmistakably English. The first is a full English breakfast. I have never lived in a town where just about every eatery offers a full English breakfast of various quality. A full English must have bacon, eggs (poached or fried), a good quality sausage, … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon Fishcakes

Salmon fish cakes with wild rocket oil

I don’t know about you but I feel as if I ate enough over the holidays to last me for a good few months. I felt as if I was constantly full and then a friend insisted on taking me out for breakfast. I ordered a small full English breakfast, this is a rare treat … Continue reading

Broccoli and celery soup

Broccoli and celery soup

January arrived in a mist of grey weather. It was the kind of weather when a cup of hot chocolate is a must and we used the last log inside for a fire, the logs in the store outside all felt damp. I was wondering if this was a sign of weather to come when … Continue reading

Butternut squash soup

Butternut squash and beetroot creme fraiche soup

Few dishes are as versatile as soups. What is a soup? What is in it and how is it made? You can make a soup from scratch in about 10 minutes, and you can work on it through different processes and cook it for a long time. If you have a good broth you can … Continue reading

Christmas turkey

Happy Happy Holidays

I don’t know about you but I have to admit I was drawing a sigh of relief when Christmas was over. Don’t get me wrong, it was fun and filled with laughter, friends, food and a generous flow of wine, I love all of it but the build up was pretty full on. I almost, … Continue reading

Beef with Grapefruit salsa

Beef with ginger and grapefruit

A few weeks ago I spent Sunday sunbathing, I am not kidding. It was so warm and it felt a bit like living in the tropics. After that one glorious day the weather turned to autumn. The leaves are changing color and the days are shorter but the light is brighter and winter has arrived! … Continue reading

loin of Venison with Cranberries

Venison with cranberries & black pudding and potato pave

Winter has arrived, I had the first freezing day at the market, the days are very short and there is a snow forecast for next week. I haven’t seen snow for four or five years so it would make a change.   Is it just me that feels as if the weeks are rushing past? … Continue reading

Cobnut Florentines

Roasted cobnut and sesame seed Florentines

Sometimes I come across an ingredient that really inspires me. I got a bag of roasted Kent (the area where I live in), cobnuts from Nut Farms. I thought it would be a nice snack and the moment I bit into it I had a wonderful vision of Florentines. I don’t eat cookies or cakes … Continue reading