Crab and chill stuffed leek canelloni

crab and chili stuffed leek canelloni

After my leek tarte tatin I was thinking of how I could highlight the leek and as I was out walking I thought I would do stuffed leek. The second thought was what to stuff it with. This morning I got my shopping bag and went out in search of inspiration. The answer came when … Continue reading

Mezze with roast shoulder of lamb

roast shoulder of lamb

There is something so comforting about a Sunday roast. In our house we are spending a little bit of extra time together and if we are lucky it is time to catch up with friends as well. I  went to the Saturday market to get a chicken but I got side tracked and came home … Continue reading

Dim sum – pork & prawns, kimchi, and scallop siu mai

Assorted dumplings

The other week I read that one of my favorite dim sum restaurants had closed. There are plenty in London but this one had some unique and very delicious dim sum. Reading about it made me crave dumplings and I thought I would invite some friends around and make us a batch. One of them … Continue reading

Cauliflower soup with beetroot and gin cured salmon

cauliflower soup with cured salmon

Cauliflower, it is so plentiful at the moment I can’t stop buying it. A friend of mine had a party and asked me to make a starter. It went from 20 people t 30 so I was thinking of what I could make that would be fairly easy to serve up quickly and give the … Continue reading

Perfect pizza on the pizza steel

pepperoni and mushroom pizza

Sometimes the most simple combinations make delicious food. Pasta is amazing, egg, flour and semolina and you have a wonderful product. Pizza is the same, you combine bread, tomato sauce and cheese and you have an instantly delicious meal. You can make it your own by adding your favorites toppings in unique and endless combinations … Continue reading

Home made chilli oil

chilli oil, chile oil

The other day when I was researching recipes I came across homemade chilli oil. For some reason I have never really thought about making my own but as I read the recipe I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist making some. You can find the original recipe here. It is a great blog, The … Continue reading

Basil and lemon pickled mackerel

basil and lemon pickled mackerel

Sometimes even the best laid plans don’t work out. Herring season is in full swing  and it is so plentiful I decided to pickle my own herring for Christmas. I pickled herring from scratch a while back and it worked out so well I wanted to make it again and share it with friends and … Continue reading

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

Plenty of cooking for the holidays!

Bacon turkey

Every year I approach Christmas with slight apprehension. The truth is that I am not really a Christmas person. No matter what I think or feel, Christmas does turn up every year and  I will always go with the flow and make the most of it. December 24th is when I celebrate Christmas so I … Continue reading

Scallops two ways

scallops with rich tomato sauce

Not long ago the seasons first scallops arrived. They are big and plump and I just can’t get enough of them. I have done enough posts about scallops but what is there not to like? When they are in season they are so plentiful and we buy them at a great price.   I wasn’t … Continue reading