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

Hake & Pancetta

Hake & pancetta

One of my favorite fish and always a go to is cod. There is nothing like fresh cod, pan fried with grated horseradish, new potatoes and clarified butter. I am very sad to hear that it will go on the endangered species list at the end of this month. I am very lucky to have … Continue reading

Fig roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Carrot top Chimichurri

Roast Lamb & Roast Vegetables

I wanted to make fig jam for the market so I bought quite a few for a trial. The figs were so delicious I couldn’t sop eating them and by the time I made the jam I didn’t have many left. I find figs sweet but they work just as well with sweet as with … Continue reading

Carrot three ways

Pickled carrot lattice roll with cashew nuts

I was given a challenge to make the humble carrot the star of the dish. I use a lot of carrot for cooking but I almost never make it a center piece. As soon as I got the challenge I went out to get some carrots and started thinking. The first thing that came to … Continue reading