Salad with home made ricotta

ricotta and courgette flower salad

I have a bucket list of recipes I want to try out. I want to find new favourites and broaden my cooking horizon. Making ricotta has been on my to do list for a long time but I read that unpasteurised milk would be the best to use and I kept it in mind but … Continue reading

Crab ravioli in a ginger broth

I went to buy some fish for dinner the other day. The fishmonger had his usual suspects and I asked him if he would get any crabs. He scratched his head and said something about “the crabs haven’t shown so far” and I know that this actually meant that yes it is season but they … Continue reading

Baked paneer cheese with prawns on avocado and pea mash

It was my day off and I had no idea what to cook. I tried to flick through some cookbooks, some magazines and some blogs for inspiration. Nothing came up and all I knew was that I wanted to eat prawns. I went to the fishmonger and got the prawns and then I raided the … Continue reading

Swedish fast food, smoked salmon and mustard stewed potatoes

Sometimes there is no room for waiting for dinner. Perhaps you have been out all day or you might have just realized just how hungry you are. For these occasions I am always thinking that the take away will take at least forty minutes and what can I cook faster than that?I was only thinking … Continue reading

Silver darlings with pea purée and hazelnut hasselbacks potatoes

Herring comes from the old German word for multitude. There used to be so plentiful and so loved that the Britons called them silver darlings. In fact they were so loved and fished that they were eventually endangered. They provided work and nutritious protein in poor times. Sweden has a similar history, herring was so … Continue reading

Lobster and avocado ravioli

I was out power walking this morning. The weather didn’t seem to be able to decide, it was sunny but raining, cold in the wind and warm in the few rays of sunshine. It was still beautiful and it is a great way to start the day. On the way home I passed the fishmonger … Continue reading

Oh what a party! White cobnut gazpacho and canapés

The last thing in the kitchen to be installed was the extractor fan. It was damaged in transport but whilst the rest of the kitchen moved along it got stuck along the way due to various events and summer holidays. Now the kitchen is looking pretty fab and it was time to take it for … Continue reading

Plaice with rhubarb vinaigrette and feta baked potatoes

There was a lot of fog last week. It caused chaos at the London airports and we got our fair bit here as well. The thick fog made the world a slightly more quiet place. We went to the beach for a walk as there was a hazy sunshine and it was beautiful. The tide … Continue reading

Cold melon soup starter and hot, sweet tomato chicken

The internet in the office went down the other day, just after lunch me and my laptop went home and I did a pit stop at the butchers. I bought some pork belly. My always helpful butcher cut off the skin (no crackling this time) and the bones. I took the bones home with me and … Continue reading

Salmon wrap with potato salad and wasabi peas

I had some salmon trimmings left over and decided to use them as a snack. One of my favorite ways to eat salmon is pan fried so i decided to pan fry them and serve them in a lettuce wrap. Some left over potatoes gave it a bit more body. Salmon and potato salad lettuce … Continue reading