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

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

Tapas with aubergine stew

Aubergine and bean stew

A friend of mine just came back from a holiday in Spain. It got me thinking of Spanish food in general and tapas in particular. They have a wonderful dish called Pan con tomato, toasted bread rubbed with garlic and the most gorgeous and ripe tomatoes. In some restaurants you are simply given the bread … Continue reading

Roast vegetable tart

It is beautifully autumnal outside. The leaves have changed colour, the sky is clear and we still get the odd warm day, it is a lovely time of the year.     The light is changing and somehow it is brighter, I went for a lovely walk on the beach the other day and it … Continue reading

Roasted teal with baby aubergines and roasted quinoa

The fishmonger I always buy my fish from is a bit of a treasure trove. The other week he advertised wild rabbit and I was thinking about it. Unfortunately I spent so long thinking about it he sold out before I actually got there. My plans for the rabbit went out the door and I … Continue reading

Parma ham wrapped salmon with roasted veg and a cucumber salad

I have been thinking a lot about food, and I have cooked but it has been a little hectic and I now have so much food to share. Spring is officially here, the clocks have changed, it is a little lighter and brighter and I feel the need for lighter foods! I picked up some … Continue reading

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Happy Chinese New Year 2015!

I try to cook different cuisines and test new things. A celebration, such as the Chinese New Year is always a good time to try new things out. Last year I was more ambitious and cooked up a whole buffet. This year I thought perhaps one dish would be enough. There was a Chinese restaurant … Continue reading

Julianna’s delicious Japanese Curry

Sometimes I can see a recipe and it seems to be calling out to me. I always read through the ingredients and then I know if I have to make it or not. Saying that I have a massive pile of printed and saved as pdf files saved of “must cook” recipes. It usually takes … Continue reading

The humble and delicious mackerel

Last week was a bit manic but I love how random life can be. I never thought I would cook for a film crew, or that it would be that much fun! The crew was so lovely and today I got a small glimpse of some of the film and it looked even better that … Continue reading

Spaghetti squash with split yellow pea and aubergine curry

Time has been on fast forward lately and if I have been at home it feels like it was just for a few hours to get some sleep. This was my last week at work. After this I have decided to take a day off, completely just doing what I want to do and to … Continue reading