Bavette steak with beef jam and black pudding crumble

Steak with beef jam, black pudding crumble and savoy cabbage

I think steak is an iconic dish. Most everyone will have their own preference in cut and how it is cooked and what makes the perfect side dish. After going to Native, Covent Garden London I have been thinking about their venison jam. The Black Pig Butchers didn’t have any venison but I thought that … 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

Teriyaki prawns with stir fry vegetables

Teriyaki prawns

The allotment is producing more food that I can cook at the moment. Every meal is filled with vegetables, butternut squash, cabbage, chillies are coming thick and fast, kale, cavolo nero, you name it. The only thing that didn’t turn out well this year was the sweetcorn, a definite disappointment but I can’t complain.   … Continue reading

Crispy, roasted duck with miso and coconut curry

Lately it has been quite busy but I am not sure where the time goes. I am having the week off and wanted to do some experimental cooking. I “baked” a raw cake, it was delicious but incredibly filling. I used coconut milk but only a tablespoon. I meant to try to make tofu fries … Continue reading

Pizzoccheri, an Italian classic

I am sure all countries have dishes that are hidden gems, foods you will not hear about or not order if no one tells you about them. I am sure everyone knows how delicious Italian food is, the delight of a just cooked carbonara spinkled with chopped parsley, pasta vongole, tucking in to the seafood … Continue reading

A burger and lots of veg

I love a good burger and I love good beef. I wanted to make a burger so healthy it would make me feel great eating it. To achieve this I used the best minced beef and lots of veggies. I haven’t been that unhealthy lately but every now and then I get a craving for … Continue reading

Smoked Chinese pulled pork

I can never resist a good bargain and I picked up a boned shoulder of pork that was on sale. We had guests coming for dinner and I love the versatility of pork. I really fancied pulled pork and what better opportunity than when you have guests to share it with? I find it pretty … Continue reading

Quorn and aduki bean chilli

I get a lot of inspiration for dishes to cook and ingredients to use from other food bloggers. There are so many, so talented I only wish I had more time to read them all. A constant source of inspiration is Angie, The Novice Gardener, who also hosts Fiesta Friday, one of the best foodie … Continue reading

Chicken and tofu fajitas

Sometimes, due to my blog, I get questions if I spend pretty much all day every day cooking intricate and complicated dishes.I then have to admit that this is not at all the case. I love slow cooking and will do it every time I can but it is more like once a week or … Continue reading

Valentines dinner, prawn mousse with mango and soy

I don’t know how a dish sometimes appear in my thoughts but lately prawn mousse has been on my mind. It might have been a conversation with a friend about seafood and what goes with it. Once the thought appeared I then had to think of how to make it, should I stuff something, dumplings, … Continue reading