Salmon, tiger prawn and samphire broth

When by the sea I always want to eat seafood. After our gorgeous lunch at Victuals & Co I knew I wanted to make a light seafood broth for dinner. I didn’t have time to make stock so I used the last of the chicken stock I had in the freezer made previously. It adds … Continue reading

Feeding my cold with a steak

I woke up one morning with an annoyingly sore throat. It wasn’t worse than that I could ignore it and by the afternoon I was already feeling better. I thought perhaps it was part of too much laughing and coffee tequila the night before. Tuesday it was back with a vengeance and I felt myself … Continue reading

Butternut squash frittata

As I was on my way home from a meeting in town, being squished against half the bin on the train, standing next to someone who had had a drink too many, I could not tell if it was yesterday or today, it had that sort of ingrained smell, with my head under a mans … Continue reading

Broccoli bake and whipped feta

I love the allotment but no matter how much we try to plant things with some time apart everything seems to be ready at the same time. At the moment we have a generous amount of broccoli and it has even started to sprout. It still tastes the same and I decided to make broccoli … Continue reading

Ginger and golden beetroot salad

I love the allotment and I think it is amazing when all the vegetables starts to grow and I can leave with a basket full of produce. Last week we picked lots and lots of red currants. I put most of them in the freezer but decided to dry some. Last night I picked a … Continue reading

An American inspired dinner part II, steak and apple pie

After our little break and some more wine it was time for the main course. The previous courses had been quite small but as we had more to come still we had more food to come so I didn’t want the main course to be too big, I hope there was enough but the plates … Continue reading

An American inspired dinner, part I – amuse bouche pre starter and starter

When I was young I decided to go abroad for a year as an exchange student to the USA. I was so excited, especially when I got to fill in where I would like to go! I was thinking about sunny California, or cool New York! Of course this was just for the organizations guidance … Continue reading

Kale and courgette fritters with apple and maple syrup “taziki”

Saturday brunch is one of my favourite meals of the week. Usually I make bacon and egg but this morning I felt like something else. There are so many courgettes at the allotment at the moment I was in the mood for fritters. I wanted them to be healthy but light. When I went to … Continue reading

Falling apples, good friends and Marstrand island

I wanted to get a trip to Sweden in before the summer is over. As I booked it I didn’t think about it but it was apple time. I am not sure if I have ever noticed quite so many apple trees but there was one in just about every garden! As I was talking … Continue reading

A summery beef cheek and runner bean stew

Every year at the allotment we grow runner beans. I have a bit of an ambivalent relationship with runner beans. I am not completely fond of the flavour but then it adds that extra to some dishes and I only cook them in runner bean season! One of my favourite way to cook them is … Continue reading