Very juicy pork chops

I can’t tell you how many times I have set out to make pork chops and they ended up dry and to be honest, quite boring. I have tried various ways of cooking them but I have always ended up ever so slightly disappointed even if they were good. After some experimenting I think I … 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

Herring with chunky, cheesy polenta chips and tomato sauce

It happened again, I went to the fishmongers for some cod and came home with herring. It looked so fresh and it is bang in season. I love to hear and learn about the seasonality of fish. There were some crabs but they were a bit on the small side so I wasn’t tempted. The … 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

A crowd pleasing beef and sausage ragu lasagna

The other week, before I quite realized I had agreed to make, and bring food for a fund raising event. Afterwards I wasn’t sure how I had agreed to do it but I haven’t been to a fund raising event like this since my days in the deep South, Tennessee and that is a long … Continue reading

A pescatarian barbecue and smoked mackerel brunch

I am sure that some of our London friends did wonder why we left for the Kent seaside but with the kitchen coming along more are making their way to come visit. This weekend out friend did something as unusual as leaving her Notting Hill patch to come and visit. We haven’t met in quite … Continue reading

Pork loin with cheddar cheese sauce

The other day I found myself aimlessly wandering around the isle of a supermarket looking for inspiration for dinner. I wasn’t sure what I wanted but when I saw a pork loin it looked too good to resist. I buy almost all my meat from the butcher but I was in the supermarket so I got … Continue reading

Flat bread pizzas, beef and Stilton, chorizo, and pepperdew and truffle salami

As much as I am keen to get started on more healthy foods after the indulgence over the holidays I still have a lot of left over than need to be eaten. We have cooked and eaten the curry so all of the turkey is gone, it was so delicious we ate a big pot … Continue reading

Stuffed rib of beef with twice baked potatoes

With Christmas over and done with I still felt like the holiday spirit and after the ham and the turkey I wanted a rib of beef, a big one, on the bone. A piece of beef like that demanded good wine and good friends to share it with so the recipes below are for 6 … Continue reading