Salmon with scallops, pickle sprats and roasted fig quinoa

Sometimes I know exactley what I want and there is no persuading me any different and sometimes I can’t make up my mind at all. This time I was standing in the fishmongers and I simply couldn’t make my mind up. The man has a patience of an angel and waited for me to decide … Continue reading

Lightly baked oysters with lime and chilli

After what felt like too much meat lately I wanted something super light. As I almost always do I took a detour past the fishmongers to see what he had. I spotted a couple of lobsters the other day and wondered if I should get some. He still had lobsters as well as crabs but … Continue reading

Chilli, garlic and dill langoustines

Every year, under the full August moon Swedes have crayfish parties. The crayfish is traditionally cooked in water flavoured with dill in bloom and served whole en masse. They are served with cheese, bread and of course plenty of alcohol, wine, beer and schnapps, usually at someones summer house by the sea or a lake. … Continue reading

Sushi and friends

It was a friend of mine’s birthday and no matter how much I thought about it I came up blank when it came to something to get for her. My imagination and creativity seems to have taken a temporary break. I know she doesn’t like cooking but loves to have friends around and hosts lovely parties. … Continue reading

Lunch at Wallet’s Court

It seems I haven’t paid much attention to places around me. The other day I went to lunch at a place down the road that I have to admit I hadn’t even heard about, Wallet Court. When I heard about the lunch I looked it up and it caught my foodie interest. Parts of Wallet … Continue reading

Mirabelle plum and chilli tart

The other day I came across Mirabelle plums. They are small and they were described as very sweet and I found them irresistible.     They were as sweet and juicy as advertised and I ate quite a lot of them. It seemed that M didn’t eat any so I ended up having a few … Continue reading

Baked figs, ravioli and prosecco braised pork belly

As much as I hate to admit this, not long ago I tried to impress someone by cooking a dinner. It all went wrong and it was like I was hit with a temporary blockage of tastebuds and a complete inability to cook things that never failed before. It was so bad I brought out … Continue reading

Garlic baked camembert with honey roasted figs

Inspiration to cook comes and goes. Most of the time I love spending time thinking about what to cook next. Sources of inspiration are everywhere but sometimes the will to make even the simplest dishes seems to abandon me. With my mind pre occupied by other things than food, I know it is hard to … Continue reading

Pasta with the master Gennaro Contaldo

I have always loved to meet people who are passionate about what they are doing it is incredible. I was delighted to get an invite to a pasta making masterclass with Gennaro Contaldo. I have seen him many times on TV and he even did an episode of Iron Chef! I didn’t get the opportunity … Continue reading

Harissa roasted chicken and veg

After having made Selma’s very extraordinary roasted chicken, potatoes and chickpeas I got a flavour for harissa. Something I haven’t used enough! When I got a request for a roasted chicken I thought I would cook it whole and give it a nice harissa twist.   Harissa roasted chicken  preparation time 10 minutes  cooking time … Continue reading