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three layer crispy pork belly

Delicious Malaysian food in Deal

The other day I was asking the fishmonger if there would be any crabs this weekend. He scratched his head and said it would either be an abundance or very few, if any. All this had to do with the full moon and the tides, I feel like I learn something about the sea every … Continue reading

Stuffed pepper on black pudding crumble

Halumi stuffed pepper with black pudding crumble

The weather is absolutely April at the moment. One moment it is sunny and warm and next the winds are freezing cold and I am missing my woolly hat! The weekend was beautiful and the garden is looking so summery already!     The warmer weather makes me want greener and lighter food. I stocked … Continue reading

Chilli Con Carne

Inspired by a Texan bowl of red

If you have ever been to Texas, the lone star state I hope you tried a Texan bowl of red. It is a chili beef stew, hearty, bold in flavor and very comforting. There seem to be as many recipes as there are cooks, but they all have the basics in common, chunks of beef, … Continue reading

Egg yolk ravioli with beef jam, bavette steak and avocado salsa

Egg yolk ravioli with beef jam, bavette steak and avocado salsa

It has been a bit of a week, it started off challenging but got better as the week proceeded. By Wednesday I try to have a plan for the market on Saturday of what to bring and what pastas to make. This week I thought I would follow a friends suggestion and make a display … Continue reading

chilli cheese buttermilk biscuit

Chilli Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits

One of my favorite brunch dishes is buttermilk biscuits. There is something about the whole process. Sleeping in just a little bit, getting the ingredients out, measuring them up, baking them, the smell and to eat one when they are still warm and the butter is melting. This morning the only thing better would be to … Continue reading

steak with blackpudding crumble

Steak with blackpudding cumble

I got completely side tracked at The Black Pig Butchers the other day. I went there to get some bacon for brunch and somehow came out with bavette steak and a black pudding as well. Bavette and skirt steak are my two favorite cuts of steak.   Lizzy the butcher makes her own black pudding … Continue reading

ravioli shapes

Two kinds and three shapes of ravioli

Ravioli is a perfect little foodie parcel. It has soft pasta on the outside and offers a burst of flavor when you bite in to the filling. I have continued my pasta experiments and this time I did two kinds, turmeric pasta and barley grass and pink peppercorn pasta. I looked at the pasta and … Continue reading

Thai pork salad

Thai pork salad

I opened one eye and closed it. I opened the other eye and closed that one as well. I then pretended to sleep but my brain had somehow woken up and was processing all the things I was supposed to get done. It was 5.40 AM and I didn’t really feel like getting out of … Continue reading

barbecue meat and root vegetables

The first barbecue of the year

The days are getting longer and the sun has been shining and spring has arrived. The sun was so warm the other day and the forecast for the weekend was sunshine so I thought it would be great to celebrate with the first barbecue of the year.   Magnolia tree in blossom   I spoke … Continue reading

Market stall

A market stall, a new challenge

I know I am on a bit of a pasta mission at the moment but there is a reason. I have taken a stand at the local Saturday market and the debut was last Saturday. I am selling fresh, home made pasta, hence all the practicing, tomato sauce and hot sauces. I felt I needed a … Continue reading