Stilton baked vegetables with duck and oven fries

Stilton baked vegetables

Last week was so manic I feel as if I never quite stopped. Do you every have that feeling? Once my head hit the pillow I slept like a log until the alarm went of the next day and it was time to do it all over again! I seemed to add to my own … Continue reading

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

Celeriac soup with whipped Stilton

celeriac soup with stilton creme and cumin and garlic infused oil

  I have never meet anyone who doesn’t like soup. It might be different kinds of soups and different flavors but I think almost everyone has a favorite. I have lots of favorites and one soup that I haven’t made in a long time is celeriac soup. Another humble vegetable, cooked right it offers great … 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

Stilton ice cream salad

I did what so many do, I bought a kitchen gadget and I used it once. It was an ice cream machine and I haven’t had time to think of ice cream over the holidays but left with a stash of cheese after Christmas I thought about cheese ice cream, to be more specific, stilton … Continue reading

Broccoli and stilton soup

Winter arrived seemingly over night. December was the balmiest in history with temperatures up to 17C and not a snowflake or even frost in sight. It didn’t quite feel like winter but then it all changed as storm Frank arrived. We didn’t get much rain but very cold winds and cold weather always makes me … 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

A Swedish Christmas with English friends

Christmas is a holiday that brings joy but it can also bring stress. I decided many years ago that Christmas should be relaxing and fun. This year so much has happened. I was thinking about friends, new friends, we have meet so many, old friends, so dear to me. Our move this year to the … Continue reading

Spiced chicken wings with hot mango sauce and Stilton baked mushrooms

It was time to travel again for business. The first stop this year was Dublin. I had some re arrangements with some meetings and ended up with some extra time over lunch. I decided to head to one of my favorite Dublin restaurants for lunch, The Blackboard Bistro. It was great to be back, the … 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