Tasmanian olive leaf tea jelly tricolore salad

Olive leaf tea and tricolore salad

Lately I have eaten food that is too heavy and too much meat. I didn’t mean to but with the weather getting colder it seemed to trigger a need for hip hugging foods. I think I went slightly too far and needed something light and fresh, pronto! I thought of a salad when I saw … Continue reading

Tasmanian olive leaf tea with confit baby fennel

confit fennel with pickled fennel and olive leaf tea gel

One of the best things I have found about blogging is that it is so easy to connect with other bloggers all over the world. I came across this blog Freshfield Grove, Tales of Tasmanian Adventures in Olive Oil. I have never heard of Tasmanian olive oil, perhaps not so strange as the UK is far, … Continue reading

Marrow and ginger tarte tatin

marrow and ginger tarte tatin

Where do you draw the line between sweet and savory? I know some don’t like fruit with savory at all whilst some love it. I love the hot and sweet/sweet and sour combinations but the balance is a fine line. I had never thought of tarte tatin as a savory dish until I went to … Continue reading

Smoked beef and butternut squash salad

Smoked beef salad

The other day I almost stumbled in a shop over a box of Christmas cards. I can’t be the only one who thinks it is just a tiny bit early? Saying that I am reminded every morning listening to the radio where they have a count down. The count down makes it sound so close … Continue reading

Aubergine and hummus

Roast aubergine and hummus

Sometimes I can’t resist a good bargain. In this case the bargain was an aubergine. Even small bargains can be great.   Aubergine can be one of the most boring vegetables but it can also be wonderful. It has carbohydrates as well as protein and a whole aubergine has very few calories. Aubergine absorbs flavours … Continue reading

Salted rice malt marinated skate cheek

Salted rice malt marinated skate cheek with walnut and pomegranate salsa

One of my pleasures in life includes crazy food shopping. This means buying foods I have no idea what they are. I than take them home and see what and how I can cook with them. One of my cupboards is full of unknown ingredients. Some I can find on search engines but some are … Continue reading

Cold smoked cheese and chilli and an Italian sausage casserole

cold smoking chiles

After the success of hot smoking pork belly in the Beast we wanted to cold smoke something. The first thing that came to mind, and in unison, was cheese. You can smoke pretty much any cheese and done right it adds a lovely, smokey flavour to the soft cheese.   Cheese for smoking    There … Continue reading

Chicken with burnt miso butterscotch and walnut salsa

Chcken with burnt miso butterscotch and walnut salsa

Running the pop up restaurant has me looking through a lot of recipes. This is something that I love to do but with the world wide web, the possibilities are endless. I knew I wanted to do chicken. Ever since I coked one chicken six ways I can’t stop thinking about the different ways of cooking … Continue reading

Inspired by the Swedish Wallenbergare

Wallenbergare with mushroom and ginger sauce

Every now and then I have a craving for very Swedish food. A taste of home. Sometimes Kalles Kaviar with a boiled egg or on toast will sort it out and sometimes I just have to cook something very Swedish as even IKEA is too far to go.   This time I was after a Wallenbergare. … Continue reading

Pork belly, smoked in the Beast

smoked pork belly

The most fun event of last week was that my neighbour bought a smoker. It is a humdinger of a smoker and we have been plotting what to cook in it ever since he ordered it a couple of months ago. The thing about living on our street is that everyone is super easy going, loves … Continue reading