Slow roasted garlic and herb smothered lamb with salt roasted veg

Roast lamb and salt baked vegetables

I woke up the other day and felt that it was a great day for cooking. I have been making so much pasta lately and spent too much time developing various flavors there hasn’t really been enough time to think of much else. A while back I saw salt baked vegetables and wanted to make … Continue reading

Inspired by a Texan bowl of red

Chilli Con Carne

If you have ever been to Texas, the lone star state I hope you tried a Texan bowl of red. It is a chili beef stew, hearty, bold in flavor and very comforting. There seem to be as many recipes as there are cooks, but they all have the basics in common, chunks of beef, … Continue reading

Quiche – the perfect comfort food

Vegetable and bacon quiche with salad

The other day I woke up and knew I wanted to have quiche for dinner. I am not sure how this came about, perhaps it was the vegetables in my fridge. For some reason I had a little bit of different kinds but not quite enough of each vegetable to make something with it. I … Continue reading

Pulled pork ragu

pulled pork ragu asparagus and egg yolk

The other morning I woke up just before sunrise. I think it was the seagulls who seemed to have a loud gathering on a neighbors rooftop. I love the sound and looking outside the sky was beautifully golden and it held the promise of a sunny day. I think it was the first day of the … Continue reading

Slow cooked chilli beef

chilli beef stew with persimmon salsa

How about a dinner party? I love to have guests for dinner, the feeder in me comes out. Food has a lovely way of bringing people together. A good dinner party is as much about the food as it is about the chemistry around the dinner table. If there is anyone coming that I would … 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

Skate cheeks and courgette

skate cheeks and courgette

Yesterday I saw something I haven’t seen before at the fishmongers. Even if I don’t need fish I still get my eggs there and this is what I went there for. As I was waiting for my turn I saw that I thought was cod cheeks. I have never seen cod cheeks there so I … Continue reading

Ancho chile and cranberry salad with paneer cheese

Spicy cranberry salad with paneer cheese

This morning I opened my eyes and did what I usually do, I reached for my phone to see what is going on in the world. I was faced with images and stories of violence from what happened in Nice, France last night. I can’t imagine any God, no matter what religion that would approve … 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

Stilton ice cream salad

I did what so many do, I bought a kitchen gadget and I used it once. It was an ice cream machine and I haven’t had time to think of ice cream over the holidays but left with a stash of cheese after Christmas I thought about cheese ice cream, to be more specific, stilton … Continue reading