Langoustine ceviche surf n’ turf

Langoustine ceviche with grapefruit and salmon roe

New Years eve, what did you get up to? I like to celebrate New Years eve with friends, having dinner at home and going down to the beach at midnight and watch amazing fireworks.   The last couple of years we have done a New Years eve neighbor crawl, eating a dish in every house, … Continue reading

Seafood street party


Have you tried exchanging goods vs favours instead of using money? My neighbour does the most amazing meringues and was asked if she could make some for a friend. The friend offered to pay but this was rejected. The friend still wanted to give something back and when her son came home after a very … Continue reading

Quick cured, pan fried cod with sauce verte

Sometimes I find an ingredient and I know I want to cook something with it. I came across this lettuce and I knew I had to make something. It was nestled amongst some half wilted specimens so I could only get one and it was too tempting to leave behind.     I wanted to … 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

Lime candied prawns and lobster with avocado and grapefruit salsa

Some things will always catch my eye and I saw some green grapefruits that I have never tried before. They are a special kind, Oro Blanco. These grapefruits are sweeter, they don’t have any bitterness and have a short season. Needless to say I had to buy some to try them.   Oro Blanco grapefruit  … Continue reading

Swedish Christmas with a very large ham

Some things in life are about compromise and we usually compromise for as long as we want to and it feels ok to do so. In our household we celebrate Christmas on different days and to make everyone happy and Christmas a little bit more festive we have a Swedish Christmas on December 24th and an English … Continue reading

Baked figs, ravioli and prosecco braised pork belly

As much as I hate to admit this, not long ago I tried to impress someone by cooking a dinner. It all went wrong and it was like I was hit with a temporary blockage of tastebuds and a complete inability to cook things that never failed before. It was so bad I brought out … Continue reading

Szechuan pepper and clove dry rubbed, roasted pulled chicken with a fruity glaze

I was in London the other day and I went to the Japan Centre and did what I love to do, bought so much I had to give up when it was too heavy! I mainly stocked up on the usual, rice wine vinegar, tofu and a few other ingredients but I loved the look … Continue reading

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, decorations, champagne and nibbles

I have a confession to make. I am not too mad about Christmas. I like the lights and don’t get me wrong I do celebrate it every year but if left to my own devices I would probably get a bunch of good movies, a pile of good books and plenty of nice nibbly foods … Continue reading

A mighty, meaty ragu

I used to be a season ticket holder to a great rugby team, the Harlequins. I always enjoyed going to watch them play and if the weather got too cold I could buy mulled wine by the flask. It would always warm me up nicely and take the edge of the cold. Sadly I had … Continue reading