One chicken – six ways

Chicken lollipop

I haven’t really had the time or the energy to cook a lot lately but I woke up last weekend and decided that I wanted to cook chicken. It is rugby test series time so M would be well busy and not be too bothered by my lack of presence so it was a good … Continue reading

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Summer mozzarella and salami salad

mozzarella and salami salad

I love vegetables but salads taste even better when it is summer. The garden and the allotment are starting to produce herbs and edible flowers and I can’t get enough. It was time for lunch and what is more summery than a salad? It was finally a warm sunny day and time to eat in … Continue reading

Seafood dinner with oysters, cuttlefish and prawns

oysters with chilli and herbs

The fishmonger down the street sells local fish, nothing has been frozen or has been shipped from another part of the world and most of it is local. Even better is that you will always get a good deal. Last time I bought fresh oysters I had to take them to my neighbour to help … Continue reading

Carnitas

coca cola carnitas

Do you ever order something that seems nice in a restaurant and when it arrives think that you should have ordered what the other person did? I am sometimes riddled with food envy and I hate to miss out. I was reading Angie’s Fiesta Friday about making cocoa cola carnitas and I knew I had … Continue reading

Smoked Cod and Cockel salad

smoked cod and cockel salad starter

I went shopping last week! Nothing amazing about it, I don’t shop as much as I used to but this time I bought cup cake stands. I have no intentions of making cup cakes, or bake any time soon I have to admit, but I thought they would be perfect for smoking food using my … Continue reading