Snow eggs with hibiscus and rose hip jelly

Ile Flottante with hibiscus and rosehip jelly

Some dishes have many, many names. I was reading through a few of my cookbooks the other night and realized I had read the same recipe a few times, it just had different names. This dish is a French classic and I have found the following names so far, Oeufs a la Neige, Snow eggs, … Continue reading

16 hr slow baked apple tart with almond and hazelnut crumble

slow baked apple tart with almond crumble

Sometimes when I read a recipe I just know that I have to make it. This is what happened when I came across a recipe for an apple tart, slow baked, light and fresh, it sounded irresistible. The recipe comes from the Swedish cookbook Klassiska desserter : på mitt vis by Magnus Johansson. Translated it says Classic … Continue reading

Lemongrass meringues and marinated strawberry pavlova

lemongrass and marinated strawberry pavlova

When I go out to eat the starter is usually my favourite dish. Just big enough to get my appetite going and usually interesting and bursting with flavour. My love of savoury would always make me choose a starter over a dessert but I do like something sweet at the end of a meal every … Continue reading

Rhubarb tarte tatin with fat free yoghurt ice cream

rhubarb tarte tatin with fat free yoghurt icecream

Things are very slow at the allotment at this time of the year but the first forced rhubarb has started to come through and I wanted to try something new. I did a beetroot tarte tatin a few weeks ago but I know it originally is a dessert and I thought rhubarb would be interesting. A … Continue reading

Brilliant savarin and Bramley apple cheesecake

The first time I came across cheese cake was when I was seventeen and went to the USA. I don’t know why I had never come across this before but my love of cheese and not very sweet tooth loved this cake. The first one I tried was a classic with cherry jam and a … Continue reading

Olive oil ice cream and candied olives

There are olive oils and then there are olive oils. Some will pass your taste buds and not even be noticed and some will give you that lovely grassy flavour that lifts any dish. Good extra virgin olive oil has a beautiful green colour and I was delighted to take part of the Sfoodle trials … Continue reading

Raw satsuma cake

I read an article the other day that most young men would rather leave the house without their wallet than their smartphone. Thinking about it it is amazing how technology has changed our lives so completely. The internet puts information at our fingertips and the smartphones means that we are never far away from anyone. … Continue reading

Thanksgiving dinner and pecan pie

It has been strangley warm lately and it doesn’t quite feel like November but sunshine and almost stormy weather tempted me to go for a walk on the pier. Standing at the very end watching the sea makes me feel like it is a little easier to breathe and I have always loved the sense … Continue reading

Sticky honey and lemon chicken and a chocolate fondant

What do you do when you have surprise guests? Well, in this case I had a days notice and lucikly the guests gracefully picked a day when I had planned plenty of food and a starter that was too generous for two so in all, great timing! I love to have lots of people around … Continue reading

Flourless chocolate cake with lavender infused cream

Ever since I discovered this recipe I have wondered how something so naughty can taste so light and delicious. I found this recipe when I was looking for a cake without the dreaded flour! Flour just goes everywhere and I always make a mess so a flour less cake seemed to be just my thing. … Continue reading