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

Halloween pasta party

Who’s coming for dinner at Halloween?

I have been thinking about Halloween and if I should make something special. I usually don’t bake but I make pasta every week for the market so I thought I would make a special Halloween pasta.   Two colored pastas seems to be popular so I made an orange and black pasta using Annatto seed … Continue reading

eggs benedict with hotsauce hollandiase

Egg benedict with herbed hot sauce Hollandaise

There are a few dishes that I a absolutely love but almost never make. If I go out for brunch I love Eggs Benedict. Hollandaise sauce is so delicious but I have to admit I find it hard to make at home, seeing how much butter actually goes in to it. If someone else is … Continue reading

Lamb Al Asador

Lamb al Asador inspired leg of lamb

The other day we had a storm brewing. The sky had an ominous color and apparently it was dust from the Sahara and particles from the Portuguese wild fires that caused the sky to look like someone pulled a blanket over all of us. The sun was red and it looked a little bit spooky … Continue reading

Chilean Guava Berry Chocolate treats

Chilean Guava Berry Chocolate treats

I once went to an allotment course. We had just gotten our first allotment and wanted to get a good knowledge base. The best advice we came away with was to grow something we don’t usually like and to grow something we were unsure of what it was. Every year I go on a hunt … Continue reading

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

It was 7.30 am and I went for a morning walk. The beach was covered in mist and I had to stop and take a minute to enjoy the view and fill my lungs with sea air.     The weather here changes so quickly and at the end of the walk a warm sun … Continue reading

Duck crackling

Duck crackling and apple jelly

I don’t know where last week went but I know it didn’t involve a lot of sleep. It all started with the monthly visit to the vet. Our dog was there for his arthritis shot. He is getting a bit old and needs a little help.     The vet mentioned that they just had … Continue reading

torched green chilli and spring onion

Burnt green chilli harissa and rack of venison

I was pottering around with the TV in the background with a food program, not unusual in our house, and all of the sudden I heard green harissa. That caught my attention and the question of how and a harissa is defined made me stop and sit down to be able to give it my … Continue reading

Pizza and tomato dip

One pizza dough, two pizzas

When I moved here just a few years ago it was impossible to get a pizza that was worth the name. Now there are five places within walking distance that sells pizzas. Some of them are better than others but you can get a great pizza. I walked past one of the places seeing a … Continue reading

Octopus and salmon caviar

Octopus with salmon caviar

I went to London the other day to see a friend. I made sure I got there a few hours early to do some food shopping. I love the availability of all kinds of food, some virtually impossible to buy where I live. Before I go I always think of what I need to stock … Continue reading