Barbecue, a very social affair

barbecue carrots

The weather lately has been so nice we can’t seem to stop barbecuing. Weekends filled with sunshine seems to be inspiring to get the charcoal out and the fire going. There is something so soothing and yet exciting about fire and food and I prefer charcoal to gas.     My friend cooked and he … Continue reading

Plenty of cooking for the holidays!

Bacon turkey

Every year I approach Christmas with slight apprehension. The truth is that I am not really a Christmas person. No matter what I think or feel, Christmas does turn up every year and  I will always go with the flow and make the most of it. December 24th is when I celebrate Christmas so I … Continue reading

Savoury meringue canapés

savoury meringue beef canape

For some reason I have never made my own steak sauce. This could be because I usually eat my steak with garlic butter or sauce Bearnaise but it could also be because I needed to find a truly inspiring recipe.  When I read the very Angie’s, Fiesta Friday, steak sauce recipe I knew it was … Continue reading

Leek and chilli burger with a warm butterbean dip

leek and chilli burger

How often do you eat a burger? I love a good burger and once I get the idea in my head I know I have to have one, bought or home made. One of the few things at the allotment at the moment are leeks and I thought it would be interesting to make leek burgers. … Continue reading

Cauliflower mac & cheese with guinea fowl in a sticky lemon sauce

baked cauliflower mac and cheese bake

Spring came with beautiful sunshine. I even managed to sunbathe in the garden without being totally wrapped up, all for one glorious day. Sadly since it has become a bit colder again and I was instantly craving comfort food.   This weekend locally grown cauliflowers were on sale in the shops and I bought one. … Continue reading

My Sweden

When I first moved to the UK from Sweden I spent virtually every holiday going back. Since then I started to go less and less and now I don’t go as often as I perhaps feel I should. It is still, and will always be home but as I don’t actually have a home there … Continue reading

An ode to the steak sandwich

Food is like a lot of things in life, it is not the most complicated dishes that are the best. Sometimes they are but a craving can be for anything, no matter how simplistic. I have a new love in my life and that is a seeded loaf from a bakery, The Bakehouse that is … Continue reading

A Dutch, foodie visit, crab sushi and a roasted dinner

Last week I had a cold that didn’t quite want to give way despite my steak. I think I have consumed a whole jar of honey, lemons and fresh ginger in large quantities. I am not much for pills if I can avoid it and it seems that the cold has finally gone. It went last … Continue reading

Valentines dinner, prawn mousse with mango and soy

I don’t know how a dish sometimes appear in my thoughts but lately prawn mousse has been on my mind. It might have been a conversation with a friend about seafood and what goes with it. Once the thought appeared I then had to think of how to make it, should I stuff something, dumplings, … Continue reading

Wild fennel and broccoli shots and a steak salad

Last night the rain was pouring down, hammering the windows making the last night strays from the pub scurry past to get home as soon as possible rather than doing their usual leisurely walk home. The reason I know is because they are usually quite loud, mainly happy and laughing. The rain seems to have … Continue reading