Coca Cola and ginger carnitas

Carnita filled tortilla

The holidays always inspire me to go more healthy in January and this year has been no exception. It is almost a relief to get stuck in to a bowl of soup or a salad and think of lighter foods and more vegetables! Saying this, and after a very light and healthy dinner, I was … 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

Herring ceviche two ways

herring ceviche with black garlic

It might have passed without any attention if I hadn’t asked my fishmonger a while back when herring season starts. November he said and so I bought something else and waited. On November 1st as if by magic, he had herrings in his fish counter. The first ones of the year. I was very impressed … Continue reading

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

Prawn salad with plum dressing

Prawn salad with plum dressing

There is a heatwave! Yesterday was the hottest weather I think I can remember in the UK. My kitchen is in the basement so nice and cool but not cool enough to start any serious cooking. This was a perfect salad day.   I wanted to eat prawns, cold water, salty prawns like we eat … Continue reading

Summer mozzarella and salami salad

mozzarella and salami salad

I love vegetables but salads taste even better when it is summer. The garden and the allotment are starting to produce herbs and edible flowers and I can’t get enough. It was time for lunch and what is more summery than a salad? It was finally a warm sunny day and time to eat in … Continue reading

Love thy brunch, poached egg, whipped feta and avocado salsa

poached egg on avocado salsa with whipped feta and pancetta

As far back as I can remember I was told how important it is to eat breakfast and for just as long I remember never being hungry in the morning. Perhaps my body takes a bit longer to wake up but as a result I have always loved brunch.   When I am home I like … Continue reading

Dairy free salmon and avocado mousse

Dairy free salmon and avocado mousse

A couple of weeks ago I tried to make a salted cod mousse. The recipe looked fairly simple and delicious. I got some cod and got started. First you had to salt the cod over night in quite a lot of salt. I am not sure what or how they did this in the recipe … Continue reading

Crab and avocado roll in lobster and crab broth

crab and avocado roll in crab and lobster broth

Of all the seafood crab is one of my absolute favourites. I have seen fresh crabs for sale for a few weeks but today was the first day I have seen quite a few. I got so sidetracked I didn’t even get any scallops.   A few years ago I went to a restaurant called … Continue reading

Guaccamole salad

Guacamole Salad

We have a constant discussion about pizza in our household. We both like it but it isn’t something that I would eat too often whilst M would happily eat it, I believe at least six days a week. This wasn’t even something to think about as the availability (or lack of) made it almost impossible. … Continue reading