Broad bean salad with pink peppercorn infused oil

Broadbean salad

With a new year comes new challenges. I never thought 2020 would be so disruptive in so many ways and even the phrase “back to normal” seems distant and unsure.  As we have spent time in lock down I am so grateful for having a garden and an allotment to spend time in. I have … Continue reading

Asparagus season

wild asparagus and butterbean hummus

I love to go for walks on the beach. There is something about being close to water, it is soothing and it has it’s own beauty. No mater what the weather it always lifts my spirits. There is plenty to forage and there is plenty of sea kale at the moment and I just found … Continue reading

Potato & Beetroot bake

Potato & Beetroot bake

There has been some changes lately. The biggest change is our dog Fred, he is reaching a grand old age but has until now been quite perky even if a little slower than before. Then one night when he had a stroke, and then he had another one. He is recovering, remarkably well, but the … Continue reading

Roasted Miso Marinated Vegetables and New Business

Greek Meatballs

We are on our third week of country wide lock down due to Covid-19, It is slowly starting to feel like the new normal. Speaking of normal will we ever get back to how it was? If not how will it be? What will we change? How has it changed us? In this time of … Continue reading

Smashed Tofu & Mango Salad

Smashed Tofu Salad

January always arrives with a craving for lighter, healthier foods. Soup is always a favorite, especially when it’s cold outside and salads always hits the spot. My favorite January soup is based on vegetable or chicken broth and rice noodles. It works with pretty much any vegetable in the fridge and it is even better … Continue reading

Sunday lunch, pork belly and seeded roast potatoes

PorkBelly with roast potatoes

It is getting colder outside and I seem to be wanting hip hugging, slow roasted and filling foods. I want the house to be filled with the smell of cooking and teasing my appetite. I usually make Sunday a real foodie day and this week I bought pork belly from P Small & Sons Butchers. … 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

Fig roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Carrot top Chimichurri

Roast Lamb & Roast Vegetables

I wanted to make fig jam for the market so I bought quite a few for a trial. The figs were so delicious I couldn’t sop eating them and by the time I made the jam I didn’t have many left. I find figs sweet but they work just as well with sweet as with … 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

A heatwave means barbecue time

Crispy rosehip spiced potatoes

Summer finally arrived in full force and I thought it was a sign to invite my friends and neighbors over for a barbecue. I find it hard to do a barbecue and not cook too much so inviting more people seemed like a great solution. Barbecue menu Curry Chilli Oil marinated breast of chicken Dried … Continue reading