Food on the road and a healthy-ish version of bangers & mash

I sometimes travel for work. It is not as much now as it used to be but still some. One of the challenges I find is food. It is so easy to fall in to the trap of eating foods that are not the best. I tend to grab whatever is quick and easy to … Continue reading

Goats cheese and spinach stuffed lemon sole

This bank holiday weekend we had a friend visiting. It is so nice when it is possible to have loads of time to catch up, cook and eat lots of lovely food and going out. When I have friends visiting it is the only time when I actually get around, a bit like a tourist. An omelette … Continue reading

A foodie festival, the truth about oysters and a miso cod dinner

The bank holiday started quite cold but sunshine was promised and yesterday morning was glorious! I have been to the Hampton Court Foodie festival a few years in a row now and it is always good. Last year was less charming as it was very rainy and cold, I remember my pimms seemed to last … Continue reading

A bit of San Sebastian in London at Donostia

Good food always tastes better with a good wine and to make the food taste even better, add some friends to share it with. Two of our friends bought us a wonderful present, a voucher to a restaurant that they love and we could not go there without them so the four of us meet … Continue reading

Meatball Sunday!

I woke up and after having thought a little about it decided that I wanted meatballs for dinner. I am not sure why but I needed something comforting. When I was young I ate meatballs with mash potato, lingonberry jam, gravy , pickle cucumber and a salad. I decided to make something that took me … Continue reading

Green peppercorn & romesco sauce curry after a day at the Twickenham Sevens

We have gone to the Rugby Sevens at Twickenham a few years in a row now and it is always a great day out! Until this year we have had some incredible luck with the weather but this year the sun seemed a little paler and before we left it started to drizzle with rain. … Continue reading

Not much time to prepare lead to a trio of starters and lamb two ways

A friend of mine and myself have been talking for a long time that he should come over for dinner whilst in London, for years actually and somehow it just never happened. We finally found a date and then of course the first thing I did was to start thinking about what to cook. He … Continue reading

Pork cheek and chickpea stew

Last week I felt a little cold (where did the summer go?) and I wanted to make something that is comforting and warm but still light and pork cheeks from Robson’s Butcher was the perfect answer. Long and slow cooking, tons of flavour and still light. I thought I cooked some extra and was feeling please with … Continue reading

Honey and soy glazed sea bass with rice noodle stir fry

One of my friends stopped eating meat, just by listening to her body and I thought that was a great idea. I decided to eat fish at least one day a week even if that isn’t much, but a starting point. I went to Kingston market, they have a lot of things I can’t get … Continue reading

Asparagus and green peppercorn soup

I adore to pick produce from the allotment and nothing ever tastes as good as when picked and cooked within an hour! Most of the seeds are now down, the onions have come up and the broad beans are flowering. It should be time next weekend to get some plants and when they are in … Continue reading