Wild fennel poached salmon with tapioca and broad bean risotto

As a blogger I get approached sometimes to try products or to review a restaurant. I usually don’t take the offer up but when I got an offer to select some products from The Green Eco Store I couldn’t resist for several reasons. Few companies have a true social conscience but this is someone who … Continue reading

Sunday seafood brunch

Seafood is so plentiful here but I seem to have been on a bit of a meat spree lately. My first days in Greece were so focused on vegetarian foods, it took a while for me to eat my fill of Greek salads and zucchini fritters that one day I was wanting, no actually craving … Continue reading

Szechuan pepper rubbed, slow roasted pork belly

I had friends coming over for dinner and I wanted to make something special. I know I have mentioned the pork belly before but never with the full recipe. I also did crackling, very naughty but so satisfying! I wanted to get a head start and got up early to go to the butcher. I … Continue reading

Crab season is here, polenta crusted cod and crab cakes

The other week I saw the first crab of the year for sale. I thought I would come back and buy it later but the fishmonger had of course sold out by then. I couldn’t believe it and I haven’t been able to get any until today, joy! I could not believe my luck and … Continue reading

Sea bass two ways, ceviche and pan fried sea bass with roasted quinoa

After a lot of meat it was time for some nice fish. I was in town and on my way back I decided to stop at Whole Foods, all the fish I have bought there has always been great. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, or what they had so I just went there and … Continue reading

Red wine and coca cola braised lamb shanks with chestnuts and yuzu bulgur wheat

I don’t know why but I have never cooked lamb shanks before, I have had them in restaurants and when I woke up this morning, listening to the rain pouring down outside I knew it was time. Robsons’s butcher had some lovely looking ones and I got one each for us, thinking there might be … Continue reading

Watercress and quails egg soup and Chorizo with roast potatoes and aubergine dip

A friend sent me a text message the other day complaining about the lack of good programs on TV. I sent one back saying no problems in my house as there is almost always an interesting food program. I do watch other programs as well if I am watching TV but I do have my … Continue reading

Inspired by Irish stew on St Patrick’s day

I don’t have any Irish ties at all except some Irish friends but I felt inspired to make an Irish stew on St Patrick’s day! I am not sure I have ever set out to cook Irish foods before so I had to do some research online. It seemed that Irish stew is a little like Swedish … Continue reading

10 Greek Steet, maybe the best risotto ever?!

Great food always makes me smile. there isn’t always a need to go to very expensive restaurants and have large tasting menus, 10 Greek Street is great and it is just my type of place! I went there with a friend and he gave me strict instructions to not be late. We grabbed a couple … Continue reading

The Giaconda Dining Rooms, one of London’s hidden gems

One of my foodie friends once said to me “go to The Giaconda Dining Room, you will like it” and he was very, very right. Sometimes it is so nice to have friends that know you! This was a few years ago and ever since I have been coming back here and every time the … Continue reading