Chicken with burnt miso butterscotch and walnut salsa

Chcken with burnt miso butterscotch and walnut salsa

Running the pop up restaurant has me looking through a lot of recipes. This is something that I love to do but with the world wide web, the possibilities are endless. I knew I wanted to do chicken. Ever since I coked one chicken six ways I can’t stop thinking about the different ways of cooking … 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

Chilli confit pork with cauliflower, fig and butternut rice

Confit pork with cauliflower rice

A few weeks ago I cooked a dish that I really liked. I didn’t take any pictures so I couldn’t do a blog about it but it has been on my mind and I finally got around to making it. I used shoulder of pork for this, a quite cheap cut and cooked this way … Continue reading

Prosecco glazed chilli confit brisket

Prosecco glazed chilli comfit brisket

  Brisket is a great cut of beef. It has a lot of flavour and texture and can be delicious but it can also be tough and dry and make you wish you said before the meal that you are vegetarian. This week I had friends coming for dinner and frankly, I wanted to make … Continue reading

Crispy black pudding dumplings

My freezer had a bit of a moment and most of what was in it had to be defrosted and used. Luckily I recently cleaned it and used up most everything but a packet of dumplings defrosted and had to be used. I wasn’t sure what to do with them and found a recipe for … 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

Pan fried haddock with dill oil and garlic chive flowers

The weather has turned, all of the sudden the winds comes from the east and they arrived with plenty of cold air! I haven’t been on the seafront in a week as it just looks so cold in the mornings and I simply chicken out. To counter this I have got myself a waterproof runners jacket … Continue reading

Chicken sausage casserole, dinner in 30 minutes

The weather has turned and it feels cold outside all of the sudden. Cold weather calls for warming and hearty food. I had some chicken and apricot sausages that I bought from the market. This is the only place I know where to buy them. They are delicious and I always try to get to … Continue reading

Harissa roasted chicken and veg

After having made Selma’s very extraordinary roasted chicken, potatoes and chickpeas I got a flavour for harissa. Something I haven’t used enough! When I got a request for a roasted chicken I thought I would cook it whole and give it a nice harissa twist.   Harissa roasted chicken  preparation time 10 minutes  cooking time … Continue reading

A Dutch, foodie visit, crab sushi and a roasted dinner

Last week I had a cold that didn’t quite want to give way despite my steak. I think I have consumed a whole jar of honey, lemons and fresh ginger in large quantities. I am not much for pills if I can avoid it and it seems that the cold has finally gone. It went last … Continue reading