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

Smoked mussel and cockle chowder

leek, cockels, smoked mussels and garlic

The sun was shining and the tide was way out so we all went to the beach to go cockle hunting. I love when the water is way out and the beach is exposed. It gets more than twice as wide and it is great to walk on the sand.     There are two … Continue reading

Falling apples, good friends and Marstrand island

I wanted to get a trip to Sweden in before the summer is over. As I booked it I didn’t think about it but it was apple time. I am not sure if I have ever noticed quite so many apple trees but there was one in just about every garden! As I was talking … Continue reading

Smoked mussel and chilli sandwich

I love to eat fresh foods but I always have a stash of tins at home, perfect for when I need something quick and easy. One thing I always keep is smoked mussels or oysters, the size is snack perfect. I wanted a snack quite quickly and a tin of smoked mussels  was it. I did some … Continue reading

Seafood Friday

On my way home from work today I planned to go past Robson’s the local butcher . Then, about half way between work and home is a fishmonger, Sandy’s. They have a lot of everything and I decided to make a pit stop and buy some shellfish, prawns, crab and perhaps some langoustines. Once inside … Continue reading

Bulgur Wheat for dinner and brunch, a healthy kick after a long week

Business travel can be fun, meeting lots of nice people, eating a lovely hotel breakfast and going out for dinners with meetings in-between. However last week in Sweden I had a great time but I was happy to head home when it was time! The flight was delayed so I had some time at the airport … Continue reading

Seafood in plenty and a wee dram of whiskey

I spent the last weekend in Edinburgh and it is a bit like a fairy-tale city. I was there with a friend and we spent most of the day on foot just enjoying the atmosphere and on occasion stop for food, drinks and a spot of shopping. We woke up Saturday to a clear blue … Continue reading