Pulled pork ragu

pulled pork ragu asparagus and egg yolk

The other morning I woke up just before sunrise. I think it was the seagulls who seemed to have a loud gathering on a neighbors rooftop. I love the sound and looking outside the sky was beautifully golden and it held the promise of a sunny day. I think it was the first day of the … Continue reading

Pork with garden vegetables

Pork with garden vegetables and spaghetti squash

Growing vegetables is great. You plant the seeds and wait. They need tlc, water, they like being talked to and some need an extra boost of nutrition every now and then. Before you know it the garden is filled to the brim and I am wondering how I will ever be able to use it all … Continue reading

Rich beef stew with whole dried lime

Beef stew

The week just gone I had a lot of conversations about the pros and cons of eating red meat. One night we had a clear divide due to various reasons. I believe that red meat is good for you with the simple rule that I eat less and better quality meat when I do, or as … Continue reading

Roast pork with apple and blackpudding crumble

When I was young I had terrible hayfever. A hint of green on the trees at spring would set me of sneezing and sneezing and I mainly feelt like sleeping because sneezing is exhausting business. With the hay fever came an allergy to most fruits and it started with apples. I have avoided apples for … Continue reading

Cod inspired by the bluebell woods

Ever since I moved here I have heard about woods filled with bluebells. The season is quite short and we missed it last year. This year we had our minds set on finding them. Said and done, we took the dogs and set off on a bluebell hunt. I thought I had an idea of … Continue reading

A small mountain of meatballs & mash with Chocolate Delice for dessert

I am at it again, baking that is. I have devised a strategy, baking without flour. I know it is sort of cheating (?) but it is a start for a non baker like myself. Like cooking, baking gives me time to think. I know I am not always the most sharing person when it … Continue reading

Chicken and pineapple with roasted veg and butternut squash purée

I did a big shop, the first of the new year and it was a lot of fruit and veg, in line with a healthy January. The thing is I still have a few things lurking around in the fridge from the holidays that don’t fit the January profile but as I dislike waste I … Continue reading

Tapas dinner to chase the winter blues away

I was clearing out my fridge, there were some things still lingering after the holidays and I thought I would have a little clear out. I came across a chorizo, the gorgeous kind, made from Iberico pork, matured in sunny Spain and I knew it was time to defy this cold rain and make some … Continue reading

Lamb chops with fruity bulgur wheat

Should you mix fruit with savoury dishes or not? Some hate it and some love it. I have a friend who just hates it and every time she does encounter it she will do a loud explanation (again) about why this is wrong. Whilst she is doing that I think it is a lovely combination. … Continue reading

Lemon and apple chicken with swede and parsnip mash

The first day of 2014 arrived with poring rain and howling winds. I didn’t feel like going outside at all and it was a day for comfort food. I had some chicken breasts that I wanted to cook for dinner. I took a look in my fruit bowl and decided to make lemon chicken, I … Continue reading