Rosa del Vento salad

rosea del veneto chiccory Salad

Sometimes I see produce that I cant resist and when I came across a bag of Rosa del Veneto salad it was so pretty I couldn’t help myself. It is a type of Italian winter chicory, besides the beautiful pink hues the leaves are delicate and it is delicious. The chicory is grown in forcing … Continue reading

Rice and seafood broth & baked Eggs

Rice & Seafood soup

I had a little rice left over from dinner, not enough to make a meal but I am always reluctant to throw anything away. The rice went in to the fridge to give me some time to think of what to make. The following morning I looked out of the window and I saw pouring … Continue reading

Pulled pork with mushroom stuffed Roscoff onion

RoscoffOnionDish

I tend to watch a lot of food programs and chefs always use Roscoff onions. They come from Breton in France and are beautifully pink with a mild flavor. They have a long shelf life and I finally came across some. I wanted to keep the onion as the main ingredient and went for a … Continue reading

Steak, Walnut, Stilton & Pomegranate Salad

Beef Walnut Salad

It was with a slight sigh of relief that I toasted the arrival of 2021. I did the last market on December 19th and am enjoying some time off. I enjoyed it so much I seem to have tried to eat my own bodyweight in cheese. This lead to my fleece lined leggings splitting at … Continue reading

French Onion soup

FrenchOnionSoup

French onion soup is an old French pesant dish. A little time and lots of patience will give you the most amazing dish, full of flavor and truly satisfying. A volitile 2020 is coming to and end, I think we will always remember where we were. It will never be one of those years that … Continue reading

Hake, blackened king prawn noodles and beurre blanc

Hake Prawn Beurre blanc

Hey there, how is everything going? November arrived with some gorgeous days. I love walking on the beach when the tide is out and I am not the only one enjoying it. This one runs and runs until she is wet and almost covered in sand, then it is time to run some more! I … Continue reading

Lemon sole & home grown veggies

lemon sole dish

I wanted seafood for dinner. Do you ever have something that you just need to eat? For me it was seafood this time. It was a little tricky as I was running a little late and the fishmonger can sell out early. I got there about 30 minutes before they closed and was lucky and … Continue reading

Crispy seafood lasagna

seafood lasagna

A friend asked me the other day for some good news. I had a think and something that amazes me is how nature is recovering even in the short time we have been in lock down. I hope it will make us find better ways for us to live in harmony with nature, looking after … Continue reading

Broad bean salad with pink peppercorn infused oil

Broadbean salad

With a new year comes new challenges. I never thought 2020 would be so disruptive in so many ways and even the phrase “back to normal” seems distant and unsure.  As we have spent time in lock down I am so grateful for having a garden and an allotment to spend time in. I have … Continue reading

Asparagus season

wild asparagus and butterbean hummus

I love to go for walks on the beach. There is something about being close to water, it is soothing and it has it’s own beauty. No mater what the weather it always lifts my spirits. There is plenty to forage and there is plenty of sea kale at the moment and I just found … Continue reading