Lemon sole & home grown veggies

lemon sole dish

I wanted seafood for dinner. Do you ever have something that you just need to eat? For me it was seafood this time. It was a little tricky as I was running a little late and the fishmonger can sell out early. I got there about 30 minutes before they closed and was lucky and … Continue reading

Crispy seafood lasagna

seafood lasagna

A friend asked me the other day for some good news. I had a think and something that amazes me is how nature is recovering even in the short time we have been in lock down. I hope it will make us find better ways for us to live in harmony with nature, looking after … Continue reading

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

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

Whiting Karaage

Whiting Kara Age

Sometimes when I grew up my mother used to drive down to the harbor to buy fish straight off the fishing boats. She would mainly buy cod or mackerel that was plentiful then. Every now and then fishermen had caught whiting and she would get some. It was always sold with the joke “lucky cat”, … 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

Mussels in a tomato & celery sauce

mussels in tomato sauce

I feel I have been very lucky in my working life having worked with the most amazing people along the way. One of those lucky times is when I got a new job and went to see a client. I had no idea that when I walked out of the meeting I had met a … 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