Pulled lamb hash and lamb rice paper rolls

The weekend forecast is grey and rainy but we have already had some brilliant days! Last weekend I decided to be lazy, skip breakfast and make a nice brunch. The weather was shining and brunch in the garden seemed very appealing. I decided to use some of the left over lamb. I love the flavor … Continue reading

Garlic and spice rubbed slow roast shoulder of lamb

For as long as I can remember the most traditional meal I can think of for Easter is lamb. After eating a lot of fish and vegetarian foods M wanted lamb for Easter and we agreed that a whole shoulder of lamb for two would be just what we needed. Lamb for Easter is very … Continue reading

Breakfast in the greenhouse

The main changes to the house, so far, are happening in the garden and what a transformation! The garden was originally created to be easy maintenance but with very little maintenance the bushes and the weeds started to grow wild. All of that has now been removed and it has been replaced by a veg … Continue reading

Crab season is here, polenta crusted cod and crab cakes

The other week I saw the first crab of the year for sale. I thought I would come back and buy it later but the fishmonger had of course sold out by then. I couldn’t believe it and I haven’t been able to get any until today, joy! I could not believe my luck and … Continue reading

Shitake and fig vinegar dumplings

I saw some fig vinegar at Isaura’s, the cafe and deli down the road. It tasted just as amazing as it looked and it made me think of dumplings. I don’t know why but the combination sounded too good to miss. It was Easter and we were invited to our neighbors for Easter dinner and … Continue reading

Pancetta wrapped prawns and lamb kebabs

I love to barbecue. Our new garden invites to sitting outside, weather permitting and I can’t stop myself at any given opportunity to cook outside! The sun was out the other day and I knew it was barbecue time! I headed to the market and got some lovely king prawns, responsibly sourced and from the … Continue reading

A chocolate lovers dream cake

I love to cook and I could happily spend hours in the kitchen cooking, new and tried foods. It is very rare that I actually feel like baking but after getting my hands on some Varlhorna chocolate, my favorite, I have been wanting to make a chocolate cake. I have a recipe written down on … Continue reading

Easy fast food, chorizo with wild garlic and beans

The other day we came home a bit late, we were hungry and I still had some work to do and there was no time for cooking. A quick look in my fridge told me that I had various kinds of tofu, thanks to the lovely M and a pack of organic chorizo picante from … Continue reading

Lobster with chilli flavored goats butter on a tofu puff

A friend of ours, M, moved to Singapore a while back and I was so excited as she was coming home to visit! I wanted to cook lots of nice foods and decided to buy seafood. We went to the market and had a look around town. Saturdays are always busy on the high street … Continue reading

Cod with coconut rice and crispy tofu

I went to the fishmonger today to get some prawns. I had a dish in my head and as I got there the lady in front of me just bought the last ones! she was so lovely she even offered to split them! My attention had already shifted to an amazing piece of cod so … Continue reading