Nasturtium wrapped Prawn Balls

I watched a program about a man travelling to the far corners of Japan finding what I can only describe as unique food communities and ingredients. I have sadly forgotten the name of the program but what I do remember are the prawn balls he made, they looked incredible. He used a root vegetable I … Continue reading

Tapas night & a week off

I had a week off last week. I can’t remember last time I had a whole week off and even the weather agreed. I enjoyed some sunny afternoons on the beach, I ate out, breakfast, sometimes lunch and even dinner. There were whole days when I didn’t cook a thing. Not cooking didn’t mean I … Continue reading

Seared Lobster and kaffir lime beurre blanc

Lobster and kaffir lime beurre blanc

The weather has been a bit grey lately. We didn’t get much snow but plenty of rain and it has been windy. The only one in our family who doesn’t mind going out is our dog who, as long as you bring a ball, loves all weathers as long as it is followed by some … Continue reading

Burnt Leek Ravioli

Burnt leek ravioli

I was going through my veg box and one of the ingredients I almost always have is leek. I use it just all the time, usually chopped up in various ways in different dishes. This time I wanted to to cook a dish that would showcase the versatile leek. The top of the leek has … Continue reading

Rosa del Veneto salad

rosea del veneto chiccory Salad

Sometimes I see produce that I cant resist and when I came across a bag of Rosa del Veneto salad it was so pretty I couldn’t help myself. It is a type of Italian winter chicory, besides the beautiful pink hues the leaves are delicate and it is delicious. The chicory is grown in forcing … Continue reading

Pulled pork with mushroom stuffed Roscoff onion

RoscoffOnionDish

I tend to watch a lot of food programs and chefs always use Roscoff onions. They come from Breton in France and are beautifully pink with a mild flavor. They have a long shelf life and I finally came across some. I wanted to keep the onion as the main ingredient and went for a … Continue reading

Prosecco & Hot Sauce glazed pork cheeks

glazed pork cheeks

It seems just a couple of weeks ago we enjoyed an Indian summer, going for long walks in the sunshine, enjoying the last days on the beach. The rain arrived, it got darker earlier and all of the sudden I was roaming around my closet looking for warmer coats. Colder weather always makes me think … Continue reading

Carrot three ways

Pickled carrot lattice roll with cashew nuts

I was given a challenge to make the humble carrot the star of the dish. I use a lot of carrot for cooking but I almost never make it a center piece. As soon as I got the challenge I went out to get some carrots and started thinking. The first thing that came to … Continue reading

Charred trout with Pata Negra lardo

Charred trout with pata negra lardo

Charred trout with Pata Negra Lardo and asparagus

Cinco de Mayo Foraged Greens Tacos

Foraged Greens Tacos

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Foraged green tacos