Halibut and delicious culatello ham

Sometimes I find an ingredient to build a dish around. This time I came across a salumi, culatello from Natoora. This salumi comes from the Parma region and it is only made in Lombardy and Emilia Romagna, Italy. The flavor is delicate yet distinct. My first instinct was to boil some angel hair pasta and … Continue reading

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Are you game? Pigeon & Cauliflower

I can’t believe how fast time flies. A friend asked me the other day how long I have had my market stall and I said three years. She gave me a look of doubt and thinking about it it must have been 5+ years now! Oops, how did that happen? I am still so happy … Continue reading

Pancetta & nasturtium wrapped hake

Each week I do a menu for home delivery or you can pick it up at the market. I do a different menu every week and this week I did fishcakes. I spoke to my friend Darren who is a fishmonger and he suggested that I use hake. Normally I would go to cod but … Continue reading

Apricot & Dittander stuffed Pork loin

There is something calming about water. It has been a bit crazy here lately so we took the car and drove to a beach a bit further away. I felt I needed to blow away some cobwebbs and clear my head. There are some beautiful flowers on the beach and these were so cute. As … Continue reading

Fika for one

“Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.” The last time I … Continue reading

Lemon Garlic & Prawn Spaghetti

I don’t know about you but I always eat too much over the holidays and this year was no different. I did a mini version of a Swedish Christmas dinner and I cooked a whole turkey on Christmas day. All leftovers were made in to a curry by M on boxing day and I am … Continue reading

Nasturtium wrapped Prawn Balls

I watched a program about a man travelling to the far corners of Japan finding what I can only describe as unique food communities and ingredients. I have sadly forgotten the name of the program but what I do remember are the prawn balls he made, they looked incredible. He used a root vegetable I … Continue reading

Pork & Cheese Tortilla

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Beef Shortribs cooked in Crispy Chunchy Chilli Oil

The weather turned from Indian summer to autumn seemingly overnight. One week I was wearing a t-shirt at the market and the next a wind and waterproof jacket. It was much colder and my desire of comfort food kicked in big time. I had a bag of La Ratte potatoes that I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

Tapas night & a week off

I had a week off last week. I can’t remember last time I had a whole week off and even the weather agreed. I enjoyed some sunny afternoons on the beach, I ate out, breakfast, sometimes lunch and even dinner. There were whole days when I didn’t cook a thing. Not cooking didn’t mean I … Continue reading