Cherry tomato and quails egg canapés

tomato and quails egg canapes

A perfect canapé to me is the perfect bite. You get a balanced mini bite that, let’s face it, makes you want another one. A friend of mine brought a cheese from Georgia where she recently went on holiday. She knows how much I like ingredients I haven’t used before and came back with a … Continue reading

Summery roasted butternut squash

Feta cheese baked Butternut squash

We had a spell of summer lately and all our vegetables and herbs are growing like crazy. This might be the most exciting time of the year when we can finally start picking fresh produce even if it is just thinned out vegetables.   Looking at the garden made me want to cook something summery, … Continue reading

Egg yolk ravioli with beef jam, bavette steak and avocado salsa

Egg yolk ravioli with beef jam, bavette steak and avocado salsa

It has been a bit of a week, it started off challenging but got better as the week proceeded. By Wednesday I try to have a plan for the market on Saturday of what to bring and what pastas to make. This week I thought I would follow a friends suggestion and make a display … Continue reading

Chorizo, butternut squash, walnut and feta cheese ravioli

Chorizo butternut squash and feta cheese ravioli

Do you have a favorite pasta shape? Two of my favorites are tagliatelle or pappardelle pasta, long , wide strands of pasta with a lot of surface for the sauce to cling on to. Another favorite is ravioli. It is perfect little pasta parcels and they can be filled with yummy stuff, what is there … Continue reading

Chorizo and cauliflower hash

Chorizo and cauliflower hash

It was time to raid the larder. I had food in my fridge that needed eating and that included one egg. How I was left with one egg is a mystery to me and it isn’t quite enough for anything. Well, the egg came out, as did some cooking chorizo and about a quarter of … Continue reading

Smoked beef and butternut squash salad

Smoked beef salad

The other day I almost stumbled in a shop over a box of Christmas cards. I can’t be the only one who thinks it is just a tiny bit early? Saying that I am reminded every morning listening to the radio where they have a count down. The count down makes it sound so close … Continue reading

Uova da Raviolo, Ravioli with an egg yolk inside

Uova da Raviolo, ravioli with egg inside

Sometimes almost all I think about is about food and sometimes I seem to have a severe lack of inspiration. Lately inspiration seems to have been slightly lacking. I did the pop up and was inspired but I brought dishes I have cooked and tried before. I needed something new. I needed to challenge myself. … Continue reading

Skate cheeks and courgette

skate cheeks and courgette

Yesterday I saw something I haven’t seen before at the fishmongers. Even if I don’t need fish I still get my eggs there and this is what I went there for. As I was waiting for my turn I saw that I thought was cod cheeks. I have never seen cod cheeks there so I … Continue reading

Love thy brunch, poached egg, whipped feta and avocado salsa

poached egg on avocado salsa with whipped feta and pancetta

As far back as I can remember I was told how important it is to eat breakfast and for just as long I remember never being hungry in the morning. Perhaps my body takes a bit longer to wake up but as a result I have always loved brunch.   When I am home I like … Continue reading

Jun Tanaka’s beetroot tarte tatin

Layered beetroot

Do you have specific dishes that you remember long after you tasted them? It wasn’t long ago since I was at The Ninth but the beetroot tarte tatin left a big impression and to be honest, a bit of a craving for more. I had an idea of how it was cooked but I didn’t … Continue reading