Bulgur wheat seafood salad with a ginger and garlic dressing

seafood salad

We have had a heatwave lately. The summer got off to an amazing start. I met a friend whilst out walking the other morning. She was at the beach with her children, they were going to have a swim and breakfast before school. What a way to start the day! There have been many beach … Continue reading

Cod with beetroot hummus

cod with beetroot homous

I grew up on the Swedish west coast near Gothenburg where just about all fish came through to be distributed to all of Sweden. There was always a very large variety of fish available. The saying is that  you will always know who is from Gothenburg as we only eat cod, mackerel and herring. This always … Continue reading

Smoked Cod and Cockel salad

smoked cod and cockel salad starter

I went shopping last week! Nothing amazing about it, I don’t shop as much as I used to but this time I bought cup cake stands. I have no intentions of making cup cakes, or bake any time soon I have to admit, but I thought they would be perfect for smoking food using my … 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

Cod with pasta and quails eggs

I read not not long ago that cod has made it back to the list of sustainable fish. Some find it a bit bland but it is one of my favourites. Something that almost put me off is childhood memories from school of overcooked and dry cod. When cod, or any fish is overcooked the … Continue reading

Tangy cavolo nero with seafood

One of the vegetables that are growing the most this year is the cavolo nero, a kind of kale. It has been growing all summer and it is so delicious! I wanted to cook something that put the cavolo nero in the centre rather than just having it as a side dish. Like all cabbage … Continue reading

Cod inspired by the bluebell woods

Ever since I moved here I have heard about woods filled with bluebells. The season is quite short and we missed it last year. This year we had our minds set on finding them. Said and done, we took the dogs and set off on a bluebell hunt. I thought I had an idea of … Continue reading

Cod cooked two ways

After having eaten a bit too much meat lately I needed something light. I was in the supermarket and a lady turned around and spoke to me (no one usually does this!) about an offer on the beef. She tried to get me to buy a piece, she wasn’t staff, and when I explained that … Continue reading

Cod two ways and crispy roasted Brussels sprout leaves

Last week it was time for a Swedish visit to see friends and family. I only go a couple of times per year but why I can’t remember not to go in the winter is beyond me. Like a forgetful squirrel I seem to forget how dark it gets. It wasn’t very cold for the time of … Continue reading

Canapés, dumplings and dessert inspired by the colour red

They say that all things comes in three and in this case it might be true. We have had three different lots of friends to come visit within a short period and it has been so much fun. We had some very late summer weather, really amazing for this time of the year still spotting … Continue reading