Red Dukkah crusted Pork

One of my friends bought me a jar of a spice mix, Red Dukkah. Dukkah is associated with Egypt as a side dish consisting of a mixture of herbs, nuts, hazelnuts and spices. It is typically used as a dip with bread or fresh vegetables. I used it to sprinkle on my food but wanted … Continue reading

The start of my whisky journey

Last night I went to a whisky tasting at the Whisky Exchange. If you are at all in to any kind of spirits I would suggest a visit to their website or their shop. The selection is impressive of course for whisky but also a large range of other spirits. When I was in … Continue reading

Perfect Swedish summer days at a Örenäs Castle

This week I spent four days in Sweden and the weather was just amazing. It was so lovely to come and experience one of the best things in the world, the Swedish summer! Sweden is famous for quite a few things, Abba, Volvo, winning the Eurovision song contest, Skype and many more, but it is … Continue reading

Flavour simplicity, salmon & mash

When I bought the salmon yesterday for the salmon and prawn burgers I got an extra piece for dinner. I was going to pan fry it and have with some toast but after roaming around a bit in the fridge I found one quite large and lonely looking potato and all of the sudden I … Continue reading

Saturday in Notting Hill and a healthy seafood burger

Saturday my friend and myself had finally managed to meet up. We met for a Saturday lunch at the Notting Hill Brasserie.There was so much to catch up on we talked non stop! It is a lovely place, a quiet oasis in the middle of a busy Notting Hill. Both my friend and myself went … Continue reading


Quite a few years ago I was introduced to a restaurant in London that I always come back to. I recommend it to anyone I know who comes to London to visit and everyone who has gone loves it. Abeno is the only Okonomi-yaki restaurant in Europe. It is a delicious and healthy example of … Continue reading

Cooking from the pantry, fridge and freezer

On my way home from work I was very hungry. So hungry I actually wanted to go straight home and not even stop at the shop! This meant I would have to make something quick and to cook from the pantry, fridge and freezer. This weekend I got some organic frankfurters from the butchers. They … Continue reading

Fast Food – Slow Food and mmm crackling

After weeks of rain it finally cleared up, the sunshine was lovely and warm and Saturday was devoted to Rugby. It started with the Sevens. The theme this year was 70ties and there were some brilliant outfits. I wonder if they were all rented or if some of them actually own such clothes! I had … Continue reading

English spring veg and steak dinner

I love to make my way home from work on a Friday afternoon. I always make a stop at the veg mongers to see what they have. Lately they have had tempting cauliflowers at the front of the display and I can never resist them. Today I saw the first English marrow and I had … Continue reading

Eating my way around the world at a festival in the rain

I waited this past weekend for the rain to stop. I did realise this was most likely not going to happen so I then thought perhaps it would get a little warmer… well that didn’t quite happen either so on the last day of the food fesitval I braved the weather and headed to the … Continue reading