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

A very relaxed Christmas with friends

It was a great Christmas but slightly unconventional. I suppose it started in New York where my senses were assaulted by Christmas everywhere, in the nicest possible way. The Christmas dinner at Fjäderholmarnas Krog in Stockholm was the traditional dinner. After that it went slightly unconventional. Since I went to Stockholm I was behind and … Continue reading

Chinese pork tenderloin with wild rice and baked courgette

The warm weather has made a lot of the veg grow and some that we would normally be eating by now has only recently taken off. It has been a strange year for growing but there are now some lovely bean flowers. It seems I might get my first ever goji berries! I picked some … Continue reading

A Korean BBQ and a sparkle of Olympic spirit!

There are a few good Korean restaurants around London but if you are serious, the concentration of Korean restaurants will be found in New Malden and this is where I was heading last night for a Korean BBQ. According to Wikipedia the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has one of the largest expatriate community … Continue reading

A seafood platter, pulled lamb and garlic marinated anchovy

I wanted to cook something special this Saturday for dinner and made a seafood platter. I went to the fishmongers, they have so much to choose from and it is hard not to get greedy. I ended up buying langoustines, peel on prawns, crab claws and a piece of salmon fillet. The salmon was pan … Continue reading

Sunday lunch Pot au Feu

It was a very cold and grey January Sunday, the promised Siberian winds seem to have arrived and it finally feels a bit like winter. A little bit like a contradiction is that today I saw the first crocus of the year when out walking with friends. Yesterday I went to the butchers, http://www.robsonsbutchers.com to … Continue reading