Rhubarb tarte tatin with fat free yoghurt ice cream

rhubarb tarte tatin with fat free yoghurt icecream

Things are very slow at the allotment at this time of the year but the first forced rhubarb has started to come through and I wanted to try something new. I did a beetroot tarte tatin a few weeks ago but I know it originally is a dessert and I thought rhubarb would be interesting. A … Continue reading

Szechuan pepper and clove dry rubbed, roasted pulled chicken with a fruity glaze

I was in London the other day and I went to the Japan Centre and did what I love to do, bought so much I had to give up when it was too heavy! I mainly stocked up on the usual, rice wine vinegar, tofu and a few other ingredients but I loved the look … Continue reading

Seafood tower with tomato and rhubarb salsa

The allotment is finally producing and it is looking great. We only got it in December last year but M has been busy. One of the few edible things on it when we got it is rhubarb. It is so plentiful and this plant is quite sweet with a lovely tang of sour, just enough … 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

Cod salad with baby broad beans and crispy sage

The weather lately has been so lovely! I decided to get some fish and chips and have a picnic in the park. It makes for such a lovely break and it it always good to get some fresh air, watch the little river go by and see the deer in the distance. There is a … Continue reading

Zucchini rolls, the first asparagus and a pistachio and coconut rhubarb crumble

It is so beautiful outside with everything in bloom I just had to get the camera out and direct it towards something else than just food for once! I took it to the allotment and did a walk around. It looks quite bare at the moment but everything is blooming. The apple trees look stunning … Continue reading

Poached cod for Sunday dinner and marshmallow topped berry bake

This past weekend was the last quiet weekend in a long time so I wanted to make the most of it. I didn’t want to spend the day cooking for too long but there is something special about Sunday dinners. I love to sit down by the table, eat freshly cooked food and just talk, … Continue reading

Roast chicken with garlic sauce

As wonderful as holidays there is always a satisfaction in coming home. No matter how much lovely food I eat when I am away and no matter how tired I am when coming back I have to cook and get that sense of normality. Today I came home with a craving for roast chicken. I … Continue reading

Lemon sole with fresh, grated horseradish

It was a very typical April day, rain, hail, warm sunshine and cold winds. Still rain and hail did not hang around for too long so a perfect day to head for the allotment and make sure that we get some lovely veg coming later this year. There are already a few things that has … Continue reading

Rhubarb stuffed chicken and Veg bake with bacon

After the Easter indulgence I felt it was time to go for lighter foods! I have problems buttoning my favourite jeans, that is a sure sign lighter foods are coming up. I went to the allotment and it wasn’t only the forced rhubarb that was up but quite a lot of the non forced rhubarb … Continue reading