Prawn Curry and a temporary fridge break down

Deal Seafront

I was out for a walk the other morning and it was such an amazing day I had to stop everywhere and take photos! Not great from an exercise point of view but good for the soul! Already just after 7 am it was warm and the sun was gazing down, carrying the promise of … Continue reading

Soy mince and chickpeas with beetroot

Soy chickpea spinach dish with beetroot

I had been busy making pasta and flat breads for the market all day and forgotten all about dinner. By the time I realized it was time to eat I was too hungry to even think about going to the shops and get something. Even a take away would take too long so I raided … Continue reading

Cherry tomato and quails egg canapés

tomato and quails egg canapes

A perfect canapé to me is the perfect bite. You get a balanced mini bite that, let’s face it, makes you want another one. A friend of mine brought a cheese from Georgia where she recently went on holiday. She knows how much I like ingredients I haven’t used before and came back with a … Continue reading

A perfect day for a smoking barbecue

smoked pork belly, duck breast and beef ribs

Sunshine, hot weather and a long weekend is an invite to a barbecue. I spoke to my friend and we decided to fire up the smoker. We had a bit of a brainstorming over a pint in the pub and the first vegetable that came up was onions and beetroots. We didn’t stop at the … Continue reading

Two kinds and three shapes of ravioli

ravioli shapes

Ravioli is a perfect little foodie parcel. It has soft pasta on the outside and offers a burst of flavor when you bite in to the filling. I have continued my pasta experiments and this time I did two kinds, turmeric pasta and barley grass and pink peppercorn pasta. I looked at the pasta and … Continue reading

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