Plenty of cooking for the holidays!

Bacon turkey

Every year I approach Christmas with slight apprehension. The truth is that I am not really a Christmas person. No matter what I think or feel, Christmas does turn up every year and  I will always go with the flow and make the most of it. December 24th is when I celebrate Christmas so I … Continue reading

Roast potatoes with sage and cranberries

sage and cranberry roast potatoes

Almost everyone I know loves roast potatoes, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I developed this before Christmas because I wanted the perfect roast potatoes. I almost never use goose fat. There is something about the flavor that I just can’t get along with 100 percent so I have been avoiding making … Continue reading

Scallops two ways

scallops with rich tomato sauce

Not long ago the seasons first scallops arrived. They are big and plump and I just can’t get enough of them. I have done enough posts about scallops but what is there not to like? When they are in season they are so plentiful and we buy them at a great price.   I wasn’t … Continue reading

Raw Hot Sauce

chilli peppers and sea salt

The other day I got a present, and my kind as well. A friend of mine had bought me a bag of Mexican chili peppers. The bag didn’t have a name on it so if you know what kind they are let me know.     I tasted one and at first they are quite … Continue reading

Watercress pasta three ways

Watercress pasta ravioli with chorizo filling

The other day I woke up and decided to make pasta for dinner, I haven’t made it in ages. Life came between me and my pasta plans but a few days later I finally found enough time to make it. A while back I made handkerchief pasta, pasta with visible herbs inside. I did Uova da … Continue reading

Festive beers and cheers

homegating beer and snacks

In America tailgating is very common. I have seen it a few times, weather permitting in the UK at rugby games but the season is mainly in cold weather and somehow it always seems easier to pop in to a pub, or do some “homegating”, set it all up at home. The atmosphere is not … Continue reading

Snow eggs with hibiscus and rose hip jelly

Ile Flottante with hibiscus and rosehip jelly

Some dishes have many, many names. I was reading through a few of my cookbooks the other night and realized I had read the same recipe a few times, it just had different names. This dish is a French classic and I have found the following names so far, Oeufs a la Neige, Snow eggs, … Continue reading