Authentic Italian aperitivo and excellent wine has arrived to London

I love to try new places and when I read that there is a place that just opened I knew I had to try it. It said in the description that it is an authentic Italian bar where you add a small amount to your wine and there are some wonderful aperitivos served on the … Continue reading

Bangers and swede mash with onion gravy

Yesterday we were debating about dinner, there were various suggestions on the table but in the end we settled for bangers and mash. The cold weather demands comfort food and this dish is way up there! There is a lot of produce at the allotment still and we picked the first swede of the season! We have … Continue reading

Sweet potato pancake and halumi cheese

I love weekends, it is a great time to catch up on things around the house, meet friends for lunch or dinner and of course to cook! I had a very lazy morning today and by the time I pulled myself together it was brunch time! Every year we try to grow something new, this … Continue reading

Exploring new foods, vegan Chinese

My friend Eve wanted to show me delicious vegan food and she mentioned a Chinese restaurant. I was intrigued and it was an adventure. First of all, the restaurant, Archway Loving Hut is well, in Archway. I don’t know why but it is very rare that I venture so far in to north or east … Continue reading

Veg curry and salmon

Sometimes I like to see what I can find in my fridge and cook something from that. Last weekend we picked the last of the butternut squashes, I still  have a few to go so that was a given to use. I also picked other produce from the allotment, cavolo nero, spinach, runner beans and … Continue reading

Lapsang Souchong on a rainy afternoon in The Chesterfield Mayfair

There are a few places where you can go and forget about time, just enjoy being incredibly well looked after and concentrate on having fun and of course, pay full attention to a fabulous, traditional afternoon tea. I guess this is what we non, English imagine the Brits doing when they have something to celebrate. Well, I don’t … Continue reading

Wild rabbit pistachio curry

This week I have been wanting to cook something I don’t cook very often. I haven’t been home in time any night of the week to have time to cook something new so I wanted until Saturday to head to Robson’s butcher to see what I could find. On my way there I did remembered seeing some … Continue reading

Seafood starter, chestnut stuffed roast chicken and wild apple pistachio crumble

I saw some chestnuts weekend before last and promptly wanted to make roast chicken with chestnut stuffing. Every year we forage for chestnuts in a place where there are so many we could spend a whole week picking them and there would still be plenty more! Last Sunday I thought we should go there and … Continue reading

Pan fried butternut squash and pork chop dinner

There are still a few butternut squash at the allotment and we picked a very nice looking one this weekend. I haven’t spent a lot of time at home this week but tonight I felt an urge for a home cooked meal and this was a perfect time to cut open the butternut squash. We … Continue reading

Hemp seed topped baked tofu and tomato sauce

I got a bit carried away at the veg shop and got a whole bunch of tomatoes. They just looked so perfect, large, ripe and full of flavor! I got two large bunches and happily carried them home. It was perhaps slightly too many so towards the end of the week I was left with four … Continue reading