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

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

Pan fried mackerel and saffron mash potato

Pan fried Mackerel & saffron mash

It is seafood week! I love seafood and this year I wanted to participate. This week I will publish one blog per day. Here are the features day by day and why not join in? Friday 4: Mackerel Saturday 5: Prawns Sunday  6: Plaice Monday 7: Scallops Tuesday 8: Mussels Wednesday 9: Hake Thursday 10: Crab … 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

Salsa baked feta cheese with poached egg

Baked feta cheese with poached egg

Heritage tomato salsa baked feta cheese with poached egg #bakedfetacheese #poachedegg

Courgette & Mushroom Lasagna

vegetarian zucchini lasagna

Courgette and mushroom lasagna with cottage cheese bechamel

Tartiflette

Tartiflette

Sometimes I come across a dish that I just have to try. In the next town they have a French market each year and French market traders arrive in droves with amazing fare. There is a baguette stall with a movable oven that churns out perfect baguettes. You can buy saucissions, cheese, French knick knacks … Continue reading

Duck egg Carbonara

Duck egg Carbonara

A friend of mine suggested a day out. We needed a catch up and her suggestion included a farm shop so even better. The destination was Quex Park, a lovely country estate not too far from where we live.   The grounds are well kept, the cafe has the best cheese scone I have ever tasted, … Continue reading