Meringues, festive buns and chocolate dumplings

Lately I have been thinking about baking. It is different from cooking where I can just add things, sometimes on a feeling. There are a few things I can bake but I almost never stray. This time I wanted to make an effort and see how it would go. I set aside almost a full … Continue reading

The art of Prociutti di Parma

I am a firm believer that passion drives great results, no matter what your aim is. I guess this is part of why I decided to change my line of work, given the amazing opportunity to take some time out and re think. Earlier this fall I had an invite to a Parma ham event. … Continue reading

Bacon wrapped turkey and all the trimmings

A turkey dinner can be a bit on the bland side and most of the ones I have had have also been a bit been dry. I was determined to cook a very English and completely non bland turkey dinner with all the trimmings, it is so delicious when everything falls in to place. I … Continue reading

A Swedish Christmas with English friends

Christmas is a holiday that brings joy but it can also bring stress. I decided many years ago that Christmas should be relaxing and fun. This year so much has happened. I was thinking about friends, new friends, we have meet so many, old friends, so dear to me. Our move this year to the … Continue reading

Beef burger with pomegranate salsa, carrot slaw and butternut fries

I knew when I woke up that I wanted a burger for dinner. This was my first thought after checking the weather. I am not sure why or how this would be related (it might be the grey and cold day outside but the thought of a burger popped up in my head. I usually … Continue reading

Smoked chicken, ginger and chilli broth with celeriac and pork scratching toast

I have a friend who worked near Borough Market for years and she confessed to me that she only went there, for the first time a few months ago! I was at loss for words as if I worked near there I am sure I would get lunch there at least a couple of times … Continue reading

Swedish fast food, smoked salmon and mustard stewed potatoes

Sometimes there is no room for waiting for dinner. Perhaps you have been out all day or you might have just realized just how hungry you are. For these occasions I am always thinking that the take away will take at least forty minutes and what can I cook faster than that?I was only thinking … Continue reading

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, decorations, champagne and nibbles

I have a confession to make. I am not too mad about Christmas. I like the lights and don’t get me wrong I do celebrate it every year but if left to my own devices I would probably get a bunch of good movies, a pile of good books and plenty of nice nibbly foods … Continue reading

Pineapple roasted pork belly and sage roasted potatoes

The cold weather has finally arrived and I got my woolly hat and my thick winter jacket out. Somehow it feels like walking around with a friend, the jacket is like a duvet and the woolly hat warm and snug. Each season has it’s comforts. I had some chicken lined up for dinner but after … Continue reading

Crab and chilli pasta

I can never resist fresh crab. I spotted some at the fishmongers one morning. I didn’t buy any but after lunch I thought I would just go past and see if he had any left. Guess what, he did and I bought one. They were caught the night before and cooked in the morning, what … Continue reading