Cured, pulled lamb with cauliflower soup

Pulled cured lamb salad with cauliflower soup

Soup and bread is a perfect combination. The cauliflower season has started and all of the sudden there is local, big heads of cauliflower for sale. I had some friends coming over and thought it would make a nice starter. Going home with my newly acquired cauliflower I stopped by the butcher and I saw … Continue reading

One chicken – six ways

Chicken lollipop

I haven’t really had the time or the energy to cook a lot lately but I woke up last weekend and decided that I wanted to cook chicken. It is rugby test series time so M would be well busy and not be too bothered by my lack of presence so it was a good … Continue reading

Pickled cockels

The other day I woke up and I felt like cooking, something that would take some time and the word that came to mind was flimsy. I am not sure if that is just strange or not but I went out to buy some food and fish was in front of mind as I wanted … 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

The comforting taste of a quiche

Quiche is one of my favourite dishes. I don’t make it very often and sometimes I cheat and buy ready made but it is just not the same. My love for quiche is not shared by M who will eat it but sort of look around for a main course afterwards. M’s hesitation doesn’t stop … Continue reading

Duck carnitas with roasted cherries

Carnitas means little meats in the Mexican cuisine. It is pork cooked low and slow until it is super, falling apart tender. I didn’t have any pork at home so I decided to use two duck legs I had in the fridge. Two duck legs is not enough for dinner for M and myself, he … Continue reading

Lobster with crispy tofu and mango and lime dressing

The fishmonger told me last week that it seems like the lobsters are late this summer. He thought it might be due to the fact that the weather hasn’t been great at the start of the summer but this week has been wonderful. This might be why the lobsters have come out and I got … Continue reading

The first delicious spring veg

It is so exciting when we can pick the first of the vegetables at the allotment and it was time to thin the beetroots, parsnips, kholrabi and the turnips. We had a bit of a hot spell and everything has been growing so fast.     The turnips were unfortunately eaten by something and I … Continue reading

A chequered plate of tartar of tuna and tartar of salmon

Ever since I saw Chef Morimoto make a tuna and a salmon tartar on Iron Chef America I have wanted to re create the dish. I can’t actually remember what he put in the tartars nor do I own massive identical cleavers so I can make the tartar chopping with both hands at the same … Continue reading

Tuna and watermelon soldiers, beef and kimchi filo cups canapés in the evening sun

I don’t know about you but here we are all waiting for the summer. Those lovely hot days in the garden and nice drinks in the evening sunshine. This morning I woke up and it was perfect! Just a breezy wind and an almost clear blue sky. I got up and went for a walk … Continue reading