Leek tarte tatin with leek and goats cheese creme

leek tarte tatin with leek and goats cheese creme

There are some vegetables that I use in most dishes. They lend their flavor to other dishes but are never the main ingredient. Not long ago I made a recipe featuring carrots. Another vegetable that is almost never the main event are leeks. One of my favorite soups is leek and potato soup, so simple and … Continue reading

Carrot flavored pasta with carrots three ways

Carrot three ways with carrot pasta, goats cheese, pumpkin seeds

I use carrot in many dishes and yet it is never the star of the dish. It is just there in the background. The other day I read a recipe with carrot purée. It was a recipe by the talented chef and blogger Joe Black and he had cooked rump of lamb. The carrot purée caught my … Continue reading

Perfect pizza on the pizza steel

pepperoni and mushroom pizza

Sometimes the most simple combinations make delicious food. Pasta is amazing, egg, flour and semolina and you have a wonderful product. Pizza is the same, you combine bread, tomato sauce and cheese and you have an instantly delicious meal. You can make it your own by adding your favorites toppings in unique and endless combinations … 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

One chicken – six ways

Chicken lollipop

I haven’t really had the time or the energy to cook a lot lately but I woke up last weekend and decided that I wanted to cook chicken. It is rugby test series time so M would be well busy and not be too bothered by my lack of presence so it was a good … Continue reading

Creamy pumpkin and cumin soup

My neighbour had bought a pumpkin. It was a fancy variety and it was really pretty. I saw it and realised that it was so pretty I wanted one too! I actually didn’t know where she had bought it but when I walked passed the greengrocer I saw a similar kind and I knew I … Continue reading

Baked figs, ravioli and prosecco braised pork belly

As much as I hate to admit this, not long ago I tried to impress someone by cooking a dinner. It all went wrong and it was like I was hit with a temporary blockage of tastebuds and a complete inability to cook things that never failed before. It was so bad I brought out … Continue reading

A tribute to Selma – beetroot and goats cheese salad

I know I have said it before but it can’t be said enough, since I started blogging I have discovered a whole community of great friends, as food obsessed as myself! I love to read other blogs to get new ideas, drool over the recipes and images of delicious food and just get inspired. One of … Continue reading

Prosciutto and chard wrapped pork with goats cheese and elderflower

There is an amazing amount of elderflowers around  and I can’t find a good place to pick enough to make something substantial such  as cordial or wine. I picked a few flowers and brought them home. I wasn’t sure what to do with them but I had an idea.   Elderflowers    I had a … Continue reading

Chicken with tomato and goats cheese tart

Lately time has gone by very fast I feel as if I am behind on everything. The laundry if doing it’s best to become a small mountain, the house needs a deep clean and I feel like I might be in need of a girlie night out with a good few glasses of wine. In … Continue reading