Cauliflower soup with beetroot and gin cured salmon

cauliflower soup with cured salmon

Cauliflower, it is so plentiful at the moment I can’t stop buying it. A friend of mine had a party and asked me to make a starter. It went from 20 people t 30 so I was thinking of what I could make that would be fairly easy to serve up quickly and give the … Continue reading

Watercress pasta three ways

Watercress pasta ravioli with chorizo filling

The other day I woke up and decided to make pasta for dinner, I haven’t made it in ages. Life came between me and my pasta plans but a few days later I finally found enough time to make it. A while back I made handkerchief pasta, pasta with visible herbs inside. I did Uova da … Continue reading

Slow cooked chilli beef

chilli beef stew with persimmon salsa

How about a dinner party? I love to have guests for dinner, the feeder in me comes out. Food has a lovely way of bringing people together. A good dinner party is as much about the food as it is about the chemistry around the dinner table. If there is anyone coming that I would … Continue reading

Olive oil chicken with butter beans and pink peppercorns

Olive oil chicken with beans and pink peppercorns

One of my friends cooked beans in olive oil with pink peppercorns and steak. It was a lovely combination and despite the olive oil the beans were very light. Lately I have had a bit of a crush on butter beans and I decided to use the bean and olive oil dish as a base … Continue reading

Dairy free salmon and avocado mousse

Dairy free salmon and avocado mousse

A couple of weeks ago I tried to make a salted cod mousse. The recipe looked fairly simple and delicious. I got some cod and got started. First you had to salt the cod over night in quite a lot of salt. I am not sure what or how they did this in the recipe … Continue reading

Steak with truffle honey roasted cauliflower and quiche

I had a bunch of random stuff hanging around the fridge from the holidays. I was left with an almost whole Camembert cheese, celery, cream, a bunch of eggs, fresh herbs and shortcrust pastry. Like so many I decided to take a lighter (read detox) approach to life now in January but I can’t stand … Continue reading

Lime candied prawns and lobster with avocado and grapefruit salsa

Some things will always catch my eye and I saw some green grapefruits that I have never tried before. They are a special kind, Oro Blanco. These grapefruits are sweeter, they don’t have any bitterness and have a short season. Needless to say I had to buy some to try them.   Oro Blanco grapefruit  … Continue reading

Asparagus, mozzarella and lamb salad with garlic buttermilk

After a period of grey and quite cold weather we have had a bit of a warm spell. Not warm enough to leave the jacket at home but lovely and sunny. Enough to get the seeds going in the greenhouse and for a tiny asparagus spear to appear. Sadly the top was eaten by something … Continue reading