Lobster and truffle butter ravioli

Lobster ravioli and lobster salad

I buy my eggs for the pasta at the fishmongers. The eggs have great flavor and they are bigger than anywhere else. I have asked where they are from and they are from free ranging hens at a local farm. When I went to get my eggs the other day the fishmonger had the first … Continue reading

Seafood street party

lobster

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

Improvised lobster and mango

lobster and mango

Lately something strange happened, due to various reasons I seem to have lost my food mojo. I wasn’t even interested in what I ate, just had some fuel to keep going. I had time set aside over Easter but no real interest so I took a bit of a break. This morning when I woke … Continue reading

Crab and avocado roll in lobster and crab broth

crab and avocado roll in crab and lobster broth

Of all the seafood crab is one of my absolute favourites. I have seen fresh crabs for sale for a few weeks but today was the first day I have seen quite a few. I got so sidetracked I didn’t even get any scallops.   A few years ago I went to a restaurant called … 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

Lobster with truffle beurre blanc

Whooo! I can’t believe it is time for Fiesta Friday again! No matter what is going on I am always excited to participate. Fiesta Friday is all about getting together, share stories and of course, plenty of lovely food! This week is perhaps even more special and I am co hosting! I am joining a … Continue reading

Lobster with crispy tofu and mango and lime dressing

The fishmonger told me last week that it seems like the lobsters are late this summer. He thought it might be due to the fact that the weather hasn’t been great at the start of the summer but this week has been wonderful. This might be why the lobsters have come out and I got … 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

Messing with a classic, a new take on lobster bisque

What is wrong with the classics? The dishes that have made it, sometimes through centuries. The truth is there is nothing wrong at all with the classics and they are called classics for a reason. It is only my inability to follow a recipe to the tee that makes me change pretty much any recipe … Continue reading

Lobster and avocado ravioli

I was out power walking this morning. The weather didn’t seem to be able to decide, it was sunny but raining, cold in the wind and warm in the few rays of sunshine. It was still beautiful and it is a great way to start the day. On the way home I passed the fishmonger … Continue reading