Rich beef stew with whole dried lime

Beef stew

The week just gone I had a lot of conversations about the pros and cons of eating red meat. One night we had a clear divide due to various reasons. I believe that red meat is good for you with the simple rule that I eat less and better quality meat when I do, or as … Continue reading

Seafood with avocado and ginger salsa

Seafood with avocado and ginger salsa

Sometimes a dish starts with an ingredient. A while back I bought pickled ginger, the kind you eat with sushi. The bag has been sitting in my fridge and I really wanted to eat it but needed something for it to go with. A trip to the fishmonger sorted me out. I had cod in … Continue reading

Lamb croquettes with tomato and chipotle sauce

Lamb croquette

Do you ever question your own sanity? I have just had a bit of a manic week, in fact so busy I haven’t taken a single picture of food and this is highly unusual. The other day was St Patrick’s day and I figured it was a great excuse to go out and celebrate. I … Continue reading

Jun Tanaka’s beetroot tarte tatin

Layered beetroot

Do you have specific dishes that you remember long after you tasted them? It wasn’t long ago since I was at The Ninth but the beetroot tarte tatin left a big impression and to be honest, a bit of a craving for more. I had an idea of how it was cooked but I didn’t … Continue reading

Scallop with mango and spring onion salsa

Scallop with mango and spring onion salsa

Can you believe it, yet another scallop recipe?! The thing is the scallops I buy are caught locally and sooooo fresh I just have to buy them when I see them, perhaps I am developing a mild “must buy scallos ocd”. Just a thought. They are so delicious to pair up with different flavours and I … Continue reading

Guaccamole salad

Guacamole Salad

We have a constant discussion about pizza in our household. We both like it but it isn’t something that I would eat too often whilst M would happily eat it, I believe at least six days a week. This wasn’t even something to think about as the availability (or lack of) made it almost impossible. … Continue reading

Lunch French style

We have some cold days, some wet days but there has been a couple of very spring like days with gorgeous sunshine and it has been warm in the sun. If the winds would just stop it would have been quite sensational. This time of the year I always feel a bit impatient, I can’t … Continue reading

Congee with coriander and sliced steak

Congee with herbs and sliced steak

A friend of mine took me to a, what she called, a proper dim sum meal. I had no input when it came to ordering and when a bowl of congee was placed in front of me I had no idea what this was. It turns out it is a rice porridge, eaten for breakfast or … Continue reading

Prawn salad with a hot lemon dressing

Prawn salad with lemon dressing

Winter arrived late this time and it bought cold winds and bright and sunny days. I have to admit I have eaten way too much comfort food and cheated on the exercise. After warming curries and way too much carbs I wanted to break it up with a salad.   I try to keep a … Continue reading