Crab ravioli in a ginger broth

I went to buy some fish for dinner the other day. The fishmonger had his usual suspects and I asked him if he would get any crabs. He scratched his head and said something about “the crabs haven’t shown so far” and I know that this actually meant that yes it is season but they … Continue reading

Roasted cherry tomatoes and mozarella salad

Every year I plan to do a “Bridget Jones”, i.e write Christmas cards accompanied by a bottle of wine sitting in my living room feeling all ready for Christmas. She isn’t known to be well organised but I like the idea of the wine. My reality is instead that Christmas always seems to creep up … Continue reading

Cod with pasta and quails eggs

I read not not long ago that cod has made it back to the list of sustainable fish. Some find it a bit bland but it is one of my favourites. Something that almost put me off is childhood memories from school of overcooked and dry cod. When cod, or any fish is overcooked the … Continue reading

Olive oil ice cream and candied olives

There are olive oils and then there are olive oils. Some will pass your taste buds and not even be noticed and some will give you that lovely grassy flavour that lifts any dish. Good extra virgin olive oil has a beautiful green colour and I was delighted to take part of the Sfoodle trials … Continue reading

Tomato salad with vegetarian tapenade

The other day I was reading (again) Elaine’s, Foodbod , blog. I wasn’t looking for anything, just browsing. Like Elaine, I absolutely love dips and sauces. I had a few dips in mind to make but when I came across some beautiful tomatoes in the shop and a tapenade came to mind. It would be … Continue reading

Pheasant, upclose and delicious

The other day the door knocked. Outside was a neighbour, he said they are off on a surprise trip, would I like a couple of pheasants? He was worried they might go off and didn’t want them to go to waste. I was delighted and a bit apprehensive at the same time as I was … Continue reading