Scallop with coriander and mango salsa

scallop with mango and corainder salsa

The scallop season isn’t over yet and I can’t seem to resist them. They are bigger now, plump and juicy with delicious roe and a great weekend treat. They cook in a few minutes and I have discovered that I love them with salsa.   The other week I served them with a mango and … Continue reading

Love thy brunch, poached egg, whipped feta and avocado salsa

poached egg on avocado salsa with whipped feta and pancetta

As far back as I can remember I was told how important it is to eat breakfast and for just as long I remember never being hungry in the morning. Perhaps my body takes a bit longer to wake up but as a result I have always loved brunch.   When I am home I like … Continue reading

Twice fried chicken wings

twice fried chicken wings with dipping sauce

Sometimes I can stare at my fridge for ages and not get a single strand of inspiration to cook anything and sometimes I just feel inspired. Eating the chicken wings at Duck and Rice was very inspiring and I knew I had to try and make them. When I came to the Black Pig Butchers … Continue reading

Coconut milk and mushroom orzo risotto

coconut and mushroom orzo risotto

Risotto can be a bit of a challenge to cook. I think I am just not great with anything that has to do with rice. This is why I like to use orzo, a rice shaped pasta, to make risotto. A friend of mine told me when we discussed risotto that she used this pasta instead. I … Continue reading

Smoked breast of duck with nectarine carpaccio

Smoked breast of duck with nectarine carpaccio

Every month a small farmers market comes to town. I love to walk around the stalls and have a look at what’s on offer. A lot of the stalls are run by small producers with a lot of passion for their produce. There is a guy who sells smoked produce, the whole brie is lovely and … Continue reading

Lovely lunch at Duck and Rice, London and Gordon Ramsay spotting

Crispy Duck at #duckandrice

I have a loooong bucket list of places to eat in London and ever since Alan Yau decided to open a Chinese gastro pub in Soho. I wasn’t sure what it would be like, but I was sure it would be a treat. The Duck and Rice came up as a suggestion for lunch and … Continue reading

Rhubarb tarte tatin with fat free yoghurt ice cream

rhubarb tarte tatin with fat free yoghurt icecream

Things are very slow at the allotment at this time of the year but the first forced rhubarb has started to come through and I wanted to try something new. I did a beetroot tarte tatin a few weeks ago but I know it originally is a dessert and I thought rhubarb would be interesting. A … Continue reading

A taste of the Caribbean

Caribbean beef patties

I was trying to figure out where the most of my influence comes from when it comes to cooking but I think it is a bit of everything and everywhere. Saying that I have very little knowledge about the Caribbean cuisine besides jerk chicken and scotch bonnets.   By coincidence I met Ray who has … Continue reading

Prosecco glazed chilli confit brisket

Prosecco glazed chilli comfit brisket

  Brisket is a great cut of beef. It has a lot of flavour and texture and can be delicious but it can also be tough and dry and make you wish you said before the meal that you are vegetarian. This week I had friends coming for dinner and frankly, I wanted to make … Continue reading

Tandoori style roasted Korean chicken

Tandoori style Korean roasted chciken

The other night I had a conversation about fusion cooking. Where does it start and there really aren’t any limits to what you can do. Keeping that in mind I decided to change my plans for a traditionally roasted chicken and do something new.   I had a tub of low fat yoghurt and in … Continue reading