Beetroot pasta with pheasant, beetroot and feta cheese

beetroot pasta with pheasant and feta cheese

There was a knock on the door and I found one of my neighbor standing there with a couple of pheasants. I actually saw the pheasants before I saw my neighbor Dennis. Dennis has a friend who hunts and pheasants were so plentiful they gave him some and he very generously gave me a couple … Continue reading

Sourdough beer and miso beef stew

Sourdough beer, miso and beef stew with bulgur wheat salad

Winter has arrived, It is time to get the big jackets out, the woolly hat and even the gloves. The days are beautiful but the winds are cold and I love to go out, all wrapped up along the seafront.     Cold weather brings me a great desire for hearty and warm foods. A … Continue reading

Tasmanian olive leaf tea with confit baby fennel

confit fennel with pickled fennel and olive leaf tea gel

One of the best things I have found about blogging is that it is so easy to connect with other bloggers all over the world. I came across this blog Freshfield Grove, Tales of Tasmanian Adventures in Olive Oil. I have never heard of Tasmanian olive oil, perhaps not so strange as the UK is far, … Continue reading

Pork belly, smoked in the Beast

smoked pork belly

The most fun event of last week was that my neighbour bought a smoker. It is a humdinger of a smoker and we have been plotting what to cook in it ever since he ordered it a couple of months ago. The thing about living on our street is that everyone is super easy going, loves … 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

Pork with garden vegetables

Pork with garden vegetables and spaghetti squash

Growing vegetables is great. You plant the seeds and wait. They need tlc, water, they like being talked to and some need an extra boost of nutrition every now and then. Before you know it the garden is filled to the brim and I am wondering how I will ever be able to use it all … Continue reading

Cod with beetroot hummus

cod with beetroot homous

I grew up on the Swedish west coast near Gothenburg where just about all fish came through to be distributed to all of Sweden. There was always a very large variety of fish available. The saying is that  you will always know who is from Gothenburg as we only eat cod, mackerel and herring. This always … Continue reading

Jun Tanaka’s beetroot tarte tatin

Layered beetroot

Do you have specific dishes that you remember long after you tasted them? It wasn’t long ago since I was at The Ninth but the beetroot tarte tatin left a big impression and to be honest, a bit of a craving for more. I had an idea of how it was cooked but I didn’t … Continue reading

Swedish Christmas with a very large ham

Some things in life are about compromise and we usually compromise for as long as we want to and it feels ok to do so. In our household we celebrate Christmas on different days and to make everyone happy and Christmas a little bit more festive we have a Swedish Christmas on December 24th and an English … Continue reading

Beetroot curd and steak dumplings

The other day I got a surprise present. It wasn’t intended but somehow there was a surplus of beetroot curd. I didn’t make it so I can’t tell you the recipe, the curd came ready made in a jar and I wasn’t going to turn it down! It had a lovely colour and a delicate … Continue reading