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

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

Whiting Karaage

Whiting Kara Age

Sometimes when I grew up my mother used to drive down to the harbor to buy fish straight off the fishing boats. She would mainly buy cod or mackerel that was plentiful then. Every now and then fishermen had caught whiting and she would get some. It was always sold with the joke “lucky cat”, … Continue reading

Prosecco & Hot Sauce glazed pork cheeks

glazed pork cheeks

It seems just a couple of weeks ago we enjoyed an Indian summer, going for long walks in the sunshine, enjoying the last days on the beach. The rain arrived, it got darker earlier and all of the sudden I was roaming around my closet looking for warmer coats. Colder weather always makes me think … Continue reading