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Apricot & Dittander stuffed Pork loin

There is something calming about water. It has been a bit crazy here lately so we took the car and drove to a beach a bit further away. I felt I needed to blow away some cobwebbs and clear my head. There are some beautiful flowers on the beach and these were so cute. As … Continue reading

Fika for one

“Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.” The last time I … Continue reading

Lemon Garlic & Prawn Spaghetti

I don’t know about you but I always eat too much over the holidays and this year was no different. I did a mini version of a Swedish Christmas dinner and I cooked a whole turkey on Christmas day. All leftovers were made in to a curry by M on boxing day and I am … Continue reading

Delicious Italian food in Margate

This year I decided to do a proper Christmas lunch as last year was a bit of a wash out and it didn;t happen. Margate is not far and it has a lovely old town. I have walked past a restaurant called Bottega Caruso. I have seen it but was always on my way somewhere … Continue reading

Nasturtium wrapped Prawn Balls

I watched a program about a man travelling to the far corners of Japan finding what I can only describe as unique food communities and ingredients. I have sadly forgotten the name of the program but what I do remember are the prawn balls he made, they looked incredible. He used a root vegetable I … Continue reading

Beef Shortribs cooked in Crispy Chunchy Chilli Oil

The weather turned from Indian summer to autumn seemingly overnight. One week I was wearing a t-shirt at the market and the next a wind and waterproof jacket. It was much colder and my desire of comfort food kicked in big time. I had a bag of La Ratte potatoes that I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

Tapas night & a week off

I had a week off last week. I can’t remember last time I had a whole week off and even the weather agreed. I enjoyed some sunny afternoons on the beach, I ate out, breakfast, sometimes lunch and even dinner. There were whole days when I didn’t cook a thing. Not cooking didn’t mean I … Continue reading

Oh so delicious seafood at Dory’s in Margate

Do you ever just need a day off? I have been so busy I felt I needed to do something different, get out of town. Perhaps I was feeling just a tiny bit claustrophobic and we decided to spend the day in Margate. Margate is quite close but it offered a change of scenery and … Continue reading

An Ipswich mini break, The Good Food Festival & Spaghetti

I love food festivals and when The Great British Food Festival came (fairly) close to my part of the world I couldn’t wait to go. The closest town was Ipswich. I didn’t know Ipswich very well but booked the Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Neptune Quay. The hotel is funky, modern with old building charm in … Continue reading