Halibut and delicious culatello ham

Sometimes I find an ingredient to build a dish around. This time I came across a salumi, culatello from Natoora. This salumi comes from the Parma region and it is only made in Lombardy and Emilia Romagna, Italy. The flavor is delicate yet distinct. My first instinct was to boil some angel hair pasta and … Continue reading

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Pancetta & nasturtium wrapped hake

Each week I do a menu for home delivery or you can pick it up at the market. I do a different menu every week and this week I did fishcakes. I spoke to my friend Darren who is a fishmonger and he suggested that I use hake. Normally I would go to cod but … Continue reading

Fika for one

“Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.” The last time I … Continue reading

Lemon Garlic & Prawn Spaghetti

I don’t know about you but I always eat too much over the holidays and this year was no different. I did a mini version of a Swedish Christmas dinner and I cooked a whole turkey on Christmas day. All leftovers were made in to a curry by M on boxing day and I am … Continue reading

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

Rice and seafood broth & baked Eggs

Rice & Seafood soup

I had a little rice left over from dinner, not enough to make a meal but I am always reluctant to throw anything away. The rice went in to the fridge to give me some time to think of what to make. The following morning I looked out of the window and I saw pouring … Continue reading

Hake, blackened king prawn noodles and beurre blanc

Hake Prawn Beurre blanc

Hey there, how is everything going? November arrived with some gorgeous days. I love walking on the beach when the tide is out and I am not the only one enjoying it. This one runs and runs until she is wet and almost covered in sand, then it is time to run some more! I … Continue reading

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