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

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

Luxuriously comforting fish pie

Fishpie

The past week has been challenging to say the least. Work is busy, I picked up a great pre Christmas order, I had plans to catch up with friends and go to my favorite London shops, we just finished a fun sushi pop up and all the December plans were to be made. In the … 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

Hake & Pancetta

Hake & pancetta

One of my favorite fish and always a go to is cod. There is nothing like fresh cod, pan fried with grated horseradish, new potatoes and clarified butter. I am very sad to hear that it will go on the endangered species list at the end of this month. I am very lucky to have … 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