Beef Shortribs cooked in Crispy Chunchy Chilli Oil

The weather turned from Indian summer to autumn seemingly overnight. One week I was wearing a t-shirt at the market and the next a wind and waterproof jacket. It was much colder and my desire of comfort food kicked in big time. I had a bag of La Ratte potatoes that I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

Tapas night & a week off

I had a week off last week. I can’t remember last time I had a whole week off and even the weather agreed. I enjoyed some sunny afternoons on the beach, I ate out, breakfast, sometimes lunch and even dinner. There were whole days when I didn’t cook a thing. Not cooking didn’t mean I … Continue reading

An Ipswich mini break, The Good Food Festival & Spaghetti

I love food festivals and when The Great British Food Festival came (fairly) close to my part of the world I couldn’t wait to go. The closest town was Ipswich. I didn’t know Ipswich very well but booked the Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Neptune Quay. The hotel is funky, modern with old building charm in … Continue reading

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

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

French Onion soup

FrenchOnionSoup

French onion soup is an old French pesant dish. A little time and lots of patience will give you the most amazing dish, full of flavor and truly satisfying. A volitile 2020 is coming to and end, I think we will always remember where we were. It will never be one of those years that … Continue reading

Crispy seafood lasagna

seafood lasagna

A friend asked me the other day for some good news. I had a think and something that amazes me is how nature is recovering even in the short time we have been in lock down. I hope it will make us find better ways for us to live in harmony with nature, looking after … Continue reading