Thanksgiving dinner and pecan pie

It has been strangley warm lately and it doesn’t quite feel like November but sunshine and almost stormy weather tempted me to go for a walk on the pier. Standing at the very end watching the sea makes me feel like it is a little easier to breathe and I have always loved the sense … Continue reading

Barbecue with quinoa salad and refreshing coconut water drinks

Nothing tastes more like summer than a good barbecue. This summer got off to a late start and the barbecue has been standing there, idle. A friend was coming over, she currently lives in a flat and I thought it would be nice to do the full barbecue for her and spend as much time … Continue reading

Lemon and lime roasted chicken pie

I love guests and I try to always adapt the food to my guests. This time we had a family and two little girls. I bought two chickens and meant to roast them whole. We walked around town and got back so late I decided to cut up the chicken and roast it with lemons … Continue reading

Chicken and tofu fajitas

Sometimes, due to my blog, I get questions if I spend pretty much all day every day cooking intricate and complicated dishes.I then have to admit that this is not at all the case. I love slow cooking and will do it every time I can but it is more like once a week or … Continue reading

A light filo chicken and vegetable pie

What do you do when you want comfort food but still keep it light? I love food like a good mac & cheese, bangers and mash, a really good burger and all the trimmings. The other night just as I had turned the light out I was listening to the wind howl around every corner … Continue reading

Spicy Chipotle chile pork adobo the Philippine way

The weather after a rainy Christmas Eve has been beautiful but stormy. The other night I was listening to the winds sweeping around the house blowing anything loose around creating banging noises. The winds are cold but dressed in warm clothes a walk on the beach was fantastic! The sea is quite sheltered here but the waves … Continue reading

Feeding the film crew

So much in life is about timing and once that is right so much can unfold. This week feels like the result of various events. I have mentioned before that one of my friends is making a movie about trafficking, something that goes on all around us but still is so invisible if you don’t … Continue reading

Crispy tofu and pineapple salsa in hibiscus and rosehip tea

Ever since I read Chef Juliannas delicious looking recipe Halibut in spicy pineapple broth with pineapple cucumber relish I have been thinking about it. One day I will do the recipe but this is loosely based on it and Chef Julianna was the inspiration. Her blog is full of inspirational recipes and beautiful pictures.   … Continue reading

Cured, slow Prosecco and Chipotle cooked, pulled brisket

It isn’t very often I get a specific request for dinner but as the summer seems to have left us for a cold and rainy spell, along with the fact that there is a new butcher, a slow cooked shoulder of lamb sounded like a great idea. We went to the butcher, the Black Pig … Continue reading

Sunshine and barbecue, finished with spiced cherries and pineapple

Give me a weekend with half decent weather, no rain and I am happy with even smaller doses of sunshine and I can’t stop thinking about barbecue. This weekend lovely weather and plenty of sunshine was promised and well, do I need to say more?! We loaded up on charcoal, I still haven’t gotten around … Continue reading