Fika for one

“Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.” The last time I … Continue reading

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Pork & Cheese Tortilla

Tortilla

Tapas night & a week off

I had a week off last week. I can’t remember last time I had a whole week off and even the weather agreed. I enjoyed some sunny afternoons on the beach, I ate out, breakfast, sometimes lunch and even dinner. There were whole days when I didn’t cook a thing. Not cooking didn’t mean I … Continue reading

An Ipswich mini break, The Good Food Festival & Spaghetti

I love food festivals and when The Great British Food Festival came (fairly) close to my part of the world I couldn’t wait to go. The closest town was Ipswich. I didn’t know Ipswich very well but booked the Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Neptune Quay. The hotel is funky, modern with old building charm in … Continue reading

Noodles in beetroot sauce with burrata

Beetroot sauce noodles & burrata

Some of my dishes are inspired by a single ingredient and for this dish I had a burrata. I was going to do a salad, or possibly eat it with grated lemon zest, pepper and good olive oil when I spotted a single beetroot in my fridge. What can you make with just one beetroot? … Continue reading

Steak, Walnut, Stilton & Pomegranate Salad

Beef Walnut Salad

It was with a slight sigh of relief that I toasted the arrival of 2021. I did the last market on December 19th and am enjoying some time off. I enjoyed it so much I seem to have tried to eat my own bodyweight in cheese. This lead to my fleece lined leggings splitting at … Continue reading

French Onion soup

FrenchOnionSoup

French onion soup is an old French pesant dish. A little time and lots of patience will give you the most amazing dish, full of flavor and truly satisfying. A volitile 2020 is coming to and end, I think we will always remember where we were. It will never be one of those years that … Continue reading

Broad bean salad with pink peppercorn infused oil

Broadbean salad

With a new year comes new challenges. I never thought 2020 would be so disruptive in so many ways and even the phrase “back to normal” seems distant and unsure.  As we have spent time in lock down I am so grateful for having a garden and an allotment to spend time in. I have … Continue reading

Pulled beef, feta cheese and Wild Garlic Pie

Pulled beef pie

Pulled beef and feta cheese pie #pulledbeef #pulledbeefpie

Luxuriously comforting fish pie

Fishpie

The past week has been challenging to say the least. Work is busy, I picked up a great pre Christmas order, I had plans to catch up with friends and go to my favorite London shops, we just finished a fun sushi pop up and all the December plans were to be made. In the … Continue reading