Clam chowder and scallops on the first day of summer

I am so happy to finally write that we had the first day of summer here. I did everything I have been waiting for all winter except eat outside! I wasn’t quite ready for that just yet. I did laundry and hung it outside, it smells so wonderful and fresh, I sneezed from my hay … Continue reading

Julianna’s delicious Japanese Curry

Sometimes I can see a recipe and it seems to be calling out to me. I always read through the ingredients and then I know if I have to make it or not. Saying that I have a massive pile of printed and saved as pdf files saved of “must cook” recipes. It usually takes … Continue reading

Crispy salmon with mango and kale salsa in a noodle broth

We haven’t eaten much salmon sinceĀ I read about salmon farming, lacking in regulation it doesn’t produce healthy fish or is good for the environment. Here is an article, just one of many. This time the fishmonger had sustainable , wild salmon that looked amazing and I knew I had to get some, it is one … Continue reading

Stuffed roast chicken with spinach mash

Last weekend I woke up and saw a note on Twitter that there was a farmers market in Cliftonville, Margate. I have never been to Margate before and what better reason than a farmers market?! Parts of Margate give a bit of a run down impressions but the beach is beautiful.     One of … Continue reading

Spaghetti squash with split yellow pea and aubergine curry

Time has been on fast forward lately and if I have been at home it feels like it was just for a few hours to get some sleep. This was my last week at work. After this I have decided to take a day off, completely just doing what I want to do and to … Continue reading

Cod with poached, broken egg yolks the day after the barbecue

We had all sorts of weather this weekend, glorious sunshine, storms and torrential rain. Our neighbors hosted a barbecue and after monitoring the weather it was finally decided to have the barbecue on the Saturday and what a great choice! The sun was shining, it was very warm and a gorgeous day. We all brought … Continue reading

Fresh sardines, roast baby beetroots with whipped avocado and feta

I come fromĀ Gothenburg where fish is plentiful and very, very fresh. Despite this there is a saying that in Gothenburg they only eat mackerel, salmon and cod. I have discovered I am not far off it but I do like a few more kinds of fish and sardines is one of them. I was very … Continue reading

Wild fennel poached salmon with tapioca and broad bean risotto

As a blogger I get approached sometimes to try products or to review a restaurant. I usually don’t take the offer up but when I got an offer to select some products from The Green Eco Store I couldn’t resist for several reasons. Few companies have a true social conscience but this is someone who … Continue reading

A pescatarian barbecue and smoked mackerel brunch

I am sure that some of our London friends did wonder why we left for the Kent seaside but with the kitchen coming along more are making their way to come visit. This weekend out friend did something as unusual as leaving her Notting Hill patch to come and visit. We haven’t met in quite … Continue reading

Ginger poached salmon with mushroom rice

I love mushrooms, on their own, as a side dish, stuffed, in salads… you name it! I have always loved mushroom rice and thought there must be a way to get more mushroom flavor in to the rice than just cooking them separate and then mixing them. I have to admit I have actually thought … Continue reading