Liz’s Thai inspired chicken with mushroom salad

Thai chicken

Sometimes when I read a recipe I can almost taste the dish. I came across a recipe from Liz, Spades, Spoons and Spatulas. she cooks the most delicious foods and when I came across her Spicy Thai influenced Chicken thighs recipe I couldn’t wait to try it. I just loved all of the ingredients! I … Continue reading

Noodles in beetroot sauce with burrata

Beetroot sauce noodles & burrata

Some of my dishes are inspired by a single ingredient and for this dish I had a burrata. I was going to do a salad, or possibly eat it with grated lemon zest, pepper and good olive oil when I spotted a single beetroot in my fridge. What can you make with just one beetroot? … Continue reading

Rosa del Veneto salad

rosea del veneto chiccory Salad

Sometimes I see produce that I cant resist and when I came across a bag of Rosa del Veneto salad it was so pretty I couldn’t help myself. It is a type of Italian winter chicory, besides the beautiful pink hues the leaves are delicate and it is delicious. The chicory is grown in forcing … Continue reading

Rice and seafood broth & baked Eggs

Rice & Seafood soup

I had a little rice left over from dinner, not enough to make a meal but I am always reluctant to throw anything away. The rice went in to the fridge to give me some time to think of what to make. The following morning I looked out of the window and I saw pouring … Continue reading

Pulled pork with mushroom stuffed Roscoff onion

RoscoffOnionDish

I tend to watch a lot of food programs and chefs always use Roscoff onions. They come from Breton in France and are beautifully pink with a mild flavor. They have a long shelf life and I finally came across some. I wanted to keep the onion as the main ingredient and went for a … Continue reading

Steak, Walnut, Stilton & Pomegranate Salad

Beef Walnut Salad

It was with a slight sigh of relief that I toasted the arrival of 2021. I did the last market on December 19th and am enjoying some time off. I enjoyed it so much I seem to have tried to eat my own bodyweight in cheese. This lead to my fleece lined leggings splitting at … Continue reading

Broad bean salad with pink peppercorn infused oil

Broadbean salad

With a new year comes new challenges. I never thought 2020 would be so disruptive in so many ways and even the phrase “back to normal” seems distant and unsure.  As we have spent time in lock down I am so grateful for having a garden and an allotment to spend time in. I have … Continue reading

Smashed Tofu & Mango Salad

Smashed Tofu Salad

January always arrives with a craving for lighter, healthier foods. Soup is always a favorite, especially when it’s cold outside and salads always hits the spot. My favorite January soup is based on vegetable or chicken broth and rice noodles. It works with pretty much any vegetable in the fridge and it is even better … Continue reading

Mussels in a tomato & celery sauce

mussels in tomato sauce

I feel I have been very lucky in my working life having worked with the most amazing people along the way. One of those lucky times is when I got a new job and went to see a client. I had no idea that when I walked out of the meeting I had met a … Continue reading

Fig roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Carrot top Chimichurri

Roast Lamb & Roast Vegetables

I wanted to make fig jam for the market so I bought quite a few for a trial. The figs were so delicious I couldn’t sop eating them and by the time I made the jam I didn’t have many left. I find figs sweet but they work just as well with sweet as with … Continue reading