A burger and lots of veg

I love a good burger and I love good beef. I wanted to make a burger so healthy it would make me feel great eating it. To achieve this I used the best minced beef and lots of veggies. I haven’t been that unhealthy lately but every now and then I get a craving for … Continue reading

Lemon and lime roasted chicken pie

I love guests and I try to always adapt the food to my guests. This time we had a family and two little girls. I bought two chickens and meant to roast them whole. We walked around town and got back so late I decided to cut up the chicken and roast it with lemons … Continue reading

Olive and grape tart

Sometimes I see a recipe and I just know I have to make it. This time I read a blog by Swayampurna, la Petitie Chef. She has made a beautiful savoury galette with grapes and olives. I had friends coming over and I wanted something I haven’t done before and I decided to make my own … Continue reading

Wild garlic faggot (a very British dish) for dinner

I went to the butcher and something I have never seen before caught my eye, faggots. I have never seen them before or even heard of them. From my year in the USA I associate the word faggot with something completely different. Needless to say I was so curious I had to buy a couple … Continue reading

Orzo prawn “risotto”

I eat most foods and enjoy them but there are a few things I don’t eat very often, I don’t cook them and I would lost likely not order them and risotto is one of these dishes. I often find them a bit too starchy and heavy, perhaps sometimes there is too much cream, or … Continue reading

Clam chowder and scallops on the first day of summer

scallops

I am so happy to finally write that we had the first day of summer here. I did everything I have been waiting for all winter except eat outside! I wasn’t quite ready for that just yet. I did laundry and hung it outside, it smells so wonderful and fresh, I sneezed from my hay … Continue reading

Rocky road, raspberry brownies

My second baking challenge from Betty Crocker about easy baking was brownies. Everyone likes brownies and I think most of us have a favourite recipe. I couldn’t resist having a look around my cupboards for additional ingredients to pimp them up a little. I really like the all in one mix and all I add … Continue reading

Easy baking carrot and rhubarb cake

So the thing about baking and me, it just doesn’t seem compatible most of the time. I have a few “safe” recipes, funny enough they all involve chocolate even if I am not a massive chocolate fan but they always work. Don’t get me wrong I eat chocolate but it would never be my first … Continue reading

Asparagus, mozzarella and lamb salad with garlic buttermilk

After a period of grey and quite cold weather we have had a bit of a warm spell. Not warm enough to leave the jacket at home but lovely and sunny. Enough to get the seeds going in the greenhouse and for a tiny asparagus spear to appear. Sadly the top was eaten by something … Continue reading

Liver with onion, bacon and apple

There is food I like but don’t cook very often. One of these dishes is liver. I remember my mom used to cook calves liver and serve it with fried onions, apples, gravy and mash. As a child I ate pretty much anything and I didn’t give it a second thought. A friend of ours … Continue reading