It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, decorations, champagne and nibbles

I have a confession to make. I am not too mad about Christmas. I like the lights and don’t get me wrong I do celebrate it every year but if left to my own devices I would probably get a bunch of good movies, a pile of good books and plenty of nice nibbly foods … Continue reading

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Lamb two ways and asparagus for Easter

I had some time to think about what to cook for Easter last week. I had been away for quite some time with little or no time to cook so I was really looking forward to making an Easter dinner. I went to Robson’s Butcher to get my meat already on Thursday and how lucky … Continue reading

Japanese mums chicken, smoked mackerel starter and crab

After my visit to Sandy’s the fishmongers the fridge was well stocked and after the seafood dinner Friday night I wanted to cook something experimental. I had three crab claws and decided to make crab mousse for our friends coming for dinner. But first thing first and after a morning with quite a lot to … Continue reading

Beautiful Coolea cheese and disappointing “caviar”

A while back I encountered Coolea cheese, it was presented together with whisky as a tasting combination. It was very nice together, it was a nice whisky but the Coolea cheese was the clear winner! Today I was a little early for a meeting in Covent Garden and had time to pop in to Neil’s … Continue reading