Pan fried mackerel and saffron mash potato

Pan fried Mackerel & saffron mash

It is seafood week! I love seafood and this year I wanted to participate. This week I will publish one blog per day. Here are the features day by day and why not join in? Friday 4: Mackerel Saturday 5: Prawns Sunday  6: Plaice Monday 7: Scallops Tuesday 8: Mussels Wednesday 9: Hake Thursday 10: Crab … Continue reading

Pulled Beef and Marscapone Pie

Pulled Beef Pie

Do you ever get a touch of food rage? I do sometimes when things go wrong, and they do but thankfully not very often. I make pasta every week for the market and usually it is a fairly smooth affair. Last week I had my heart set on making pulled beef ravioli. The beef was … Continue reading

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

Rösti loaded with cod and lobster and a Cinderella moment

I haven’t posted as many blog posts lately as I would like to. It seems that life has been turned up a few notches and if time keeps going this fast I will be 90 years old in no time! There has been some amazing events, a few trips to Dublin and I always meet … Continue reading

Spaghetti squash and beef cheek stew

Having an allotment is like being a part of a community and everyone are so helpful and nice. One of our allotment neighbours had grown spaghetti squash and he kindly gave us one as we didn’t grow this and were curious. I have seen it being cooked before and it looks great. It is different … Continue reading

Whipped feta with beetroots, home made sausages and an allotment abundance

When I woke up this Sunday the sun was shining and I thought it would be another warm day outside. I had a bit of a lazy morning and when I got hungry I wanted an omelette for brunch. We picked some kale, it is growing in an abundance and I have used it for … Continue reading

Low carb beef and cured pork ragu marrow and kale lasagne

One of my favourite fruits each year from the allotment is the humble marrow. It doesn’t need a lot of love and still it grows, and grows and just well, grows! I think they taste better the larger they get as they seem to gain some texture. It is quite bland on it’s own but … Continue reading

Noodle soup ramen style

The weather was lovely today despite storm and rain warnings. We went to the beach for a lovely pub lunch, a bit extravagant as it takes a little time to get there but it is not often the weather is this lovely. For dinner I didn’t really want something warm, but i didn’t want a … Continue reading

Veg curry and salmon

Sometimes I like to see what I can find in my fridge and cook something from that. Last weekend we picked the last of the butternut squashes, I still  have a few to go so that was a given to use. I also picked other produce from the allotment, cavolo nero, spinach, runner beans and … Continue reading

Wild rabbit pistachio curry

This week I have been wanting to cook something I don’t cook very often. I haven’t been home in time any night of the week to have time to cook something new so I wanted until Saturday to head to Robson’s butcher to see what I could find. On my way there I did remembered seeing some … Continue reading