Mezze with roast shoulder of lamb

roast shoulder of lamb

There is something so comforting about a Sunday roast. In our house we are spending a little bit of extra time together and if we are lucky it is time to catch up with friends as well. I  went to the Saturday market to get a chicken but I got side tracked and came home … Continue reading

Ancho chile and cranberry salad with paneer cheese

Spicy cranberry salad with paneer cheese

This morning I opened my eyes and did what I usually do, I reached for my phone to see what is going on in the world. I was faced with images and stories of violence from what happened in Nice, France last night. I can’t imagine any God, no matter what religion that would approve … Continue reading

Stuffed mushrooms

  Fancy a snack? The world is your oyster, depending on circumstances and availability. The other day I didn’t fancy a meal, lunch in this case but a snack seemed like a sensible option, something small but satisfying. I went to the kitchen to make a cheese toast but a punnet of mushrooms caught my … Continue reading

Roast vegetable tart

It is beautifully autumnal outside. The leaves have changed colour, the sky is clear and we still get the odd warm day, it is a lovely time of the year.     The light is changing and somehow it is brighter, I went for a lovely walk on the beach the other day and it … Continue reading

Orzo prawn “risotto”

I eat most foods and enjoy them but there are a few things I don’t eat very often, I don’t cook them and I would lost likely not order them and risotto is one of these dishes. I often find them a bit too starchy and heavy, perhaps sometimes there is too much cream, or … Continue reading

Black rice noodles

Every now and then I come across something I haven’t eaten before and I get really hooked. Black rice noodles was love at first bite. I try to always keep a stash but they can be hard to get and sometimes they are out of stock. When I find them I try to buy a … Continue reading

Long and slow cooked, pulled brisket

It has been busy here lately. The little dog was sick but finally on the mend and there has been something going on every day. I didn’t cook much for a few days and I really wanted to slow cook something. I did go through a few options, lamb, pork or beef. A trip to … Continue reading

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, decorations, champagne and nibbles

I have a confession to make. I am not too mad about Christmas. I like the lights and don’t get me wrong I do celebrate it every year but if left to my own devices I would probably get a bunch of good movies, a pile of good books and plenty of nice nibbly foods … Continue reading

Vietnamese coconut chicken & sweet potato curry

Sometimes when I want to buy something it comes in a fairly large quantity. This time I had a big bunch of lemon grass. I had bought it for a green Thai curry but I had way more than I needed and I didn’t want to let any of them go to waste. I found … Continue reading

Avocado salad and steak with pasta pesto

I was raised not to play with food but a ripe avocado in the fruit basket seemed like a playful invite. I teamed it with some blue cheese, tomato, herbs and it was a salad talking to me!   I sliced the avocado and brushed it with organic extra olive oil, M got is especially … Continue reading