Dim sum – pork & prawns, kimchi, and scallop siu mai

Assorted dumplings

The other week I read that one of my favorite dim sum restaurants had closed. There are plenty in London but this one had some unique and very delicious dim sum. Reading about it made me crave dumplings and I thought I would invite some friends around and make us a batch. One of them … Continue reading

Cauliflower soup with beetroot and gin cured salmon

cauliflower soup with cured salmon

Cauliflower, it is so plentiful at the moment I can’t stop buying it. A friend of mine had a party and asked me to make a starter. It went from 20 people t 30 so I was thinking of what I could make that would be fairly easy to serve up quickly and give the … Continue reading

Cauliflower pizza

cauliflower pizza with pepperoni and mushroom

A while back I did cauliflower pizza. All the hype made me so curious I knew I had to try it. It was a disaster and it literally crumbled. I have since researched plenty of recipes. Getting the pizza steel from the Pizza Steel company made me think it was time to create a recipe … Continue reading

Chorizo and cauliflower hash

Chorizo and cauliflower hash

It was time to raid the larder. I had food in my fridge that needed eating and that included one egg. How I was left with one egg is a mystery to me and it isn’t quite enough for anything. Well, the egg came out, as did some cooking chorizo and about a quarter of … Continue reading

Cold smoked cheese and chilli and an Italian sausage casserole

cold smoking chiles

After the success of hot smoking pork belly in the Beast we wanted to cold smoke something. The first thing that came to mind, and in unison, was cheese. You can smoke pretty much any cheese and done right it adds a lovely, smokey flavour to the soft cheese.   Cheese for smoking    There … Continue reading

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

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

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

Cauliflower mac & cheese with guinea fowl in a sticky lemon sauce

baked cauliflower mac and cheese bake

Spring came with beautiful sunshine. I even managed to sunbathe in the garden without being totally wrapped up, all for one glorious day. Sadly since it has become a bit colder again and I was instantly craving comfort food.   This weekend locally grown cauliflowers were on sale in the shops and I bought one. … Continue reading

Brined, braised and glazed, beef shortribs

Lately we had the kind of cold that gets to your bones. I can’t motivate myself at all to go out for a run and I can’t stop thinking about warm, slow cooked melt in your mouth food. I ordered some beef short ribs from the Black Pig Butchers and couldn’t wait to pick them … Continue reading