Carnitas filled pineapple ravioli with crispy kale

Carnitas filled pineapple ravioli with crispy kale

There is one dish I make for dinner guests that they all seems to fall in love with and that is crispy kale. The recipe comes from the Chinese crispy seaweed. Of course crispy seaweed is just cabbage so that made me think of using kale instead. I had an inkling of how it was … Continue reading

Pork belly, smoked in the Beast

smoked pork belly

The most fun event of last week was that my neighbour bought a smoker. It is a humdinger of a smoker and we have been plotting what to cook in it ever since he ordered it a couple of months ago. The thing about living on our street is that everyone is super easy going, loves … Continue reading

Weekend breakfast, buttermilk biscuit and sausage gravy

biscuit and sausage gravy

On weekdays I usually don’t have time to eat breakfast, I usually grab something about mid morning and don’t think any more of it. Weekends are different, I have time to plan something nice, do the shopping, cook and take my time over the weekend newspaper and have a catch up. Here are a few … Continue reading

Swedish Christmas with a very large ham

Some things in life are about compromise and we usually compromise for as long as we want to and it feels ok to do so. In our household we celebrate Christmas on different days and to make everyone happy and Christmas a little bit more festive we have a Swedish Christmas on December 24th and an English … Continue reading

Wild garlic faggot (a very British dish) for dinner

I went to the butcher and something I have never seen before caught my eye, faggots. I have never seen them before or even heard of them. From my year in the USA I associate the word faggot with something completely different. Needless to say I was so curious I had to buy a couple … Continue reading

Smoked Chinese pulled pork

I can never resist a good bargain and I picked up a boned shoulder of pork that was on sale. We had guests coming for dinner and I love the versatility of pork. I really fancied pulled pork and what better opportunity than when you have guests to share it with? I find it pretty … Continue reading

Creamy mushroom and tofu stuffed pasta shells

I found these pasta shells in the delicatessen at Isaura’s Fine Foods and Delicatessen. I liked the shape but wasn’t sure what I wanted to make of them so they have been in my cupboard for a couple of weeks.     I wanted to fill the shells and had various ideas. One was a … Continue reading

Crispy salmon with mango and kale salsa in a noodle broth

We haven’t eaten much salmon since I read about salmon farming, lacking in regulation it doesn’t produce healthy fish or is good for the environment. Here is an article, just one of many. This time the fishmonger had sustainable , wild salmon that looked amazing and I knew I had to get some, it is one … Continue reading

Spicy Chipotle chile pork adobo the Philippine way

The weather after a rainy Christmas Eve has been beautiful but stormy. The other night I was listening to the winds sweeping around the house blowing anything loose around creating banging noises. The winds are cold but dressed in warm clothes a walk on the beach was fantastic! The sea is quite sheltered here but the waves … Continue reading

Crab and chilli pasta

I can never resist fresh crab. I spotted some at the fishmongers one morning. I didn’t buy any but after lunch I thought I would just go past and see if he had any left. Guess what, he did and I bought one. They were caught the night before and cooked in the morning, what … Continue reading