Parma ham surf n’ turf

After my lovely evening with Parma ham I was thinking about how I could incorporate it in my cooking. There are classic, and absolutely delicious matches to the ham, melon, pasta, gorgonzola, mozzarella and everythign else I have forgotten. I wanted to try something I haven’t done before and decided on a Surf n’ Turf, … Continue reading

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Sea bass with black bean sauce and wasabi mash

I have had a bit of a dry spell lately when it comes to cooking. This is quite unusual for me but there is a lot going on and a lot on my mind at the moment. I will share more about that in another blog but I haven’t even thought of something new and … Continue reading

Intense mushroom broth with seafood and noodles

The week has been a little strange. The weather turned and somehow the summer seems to have traveled up north, we can only hope it will come back. The work on the kitchen seems to progress at a painfully slow rate. The tiles went up and are looking amazing but there are things everywhere to … Continue reading

Fresh seabass with potato risotto and a rhubarb & red onion chutney

The reason I have been a bit quiet lately is that I moved house. I have moved many times in my life but I think that this time I had managed to accumulate more processions than ever.  It was quite interesting to go through everything and needless to say, the kitchen content was vast. We … Continue reading

Sea bass two ways, ceviche and pan fried sea bass with roasted quinoa

After a lot of meat it was time for some nice fish. I was in town and on my way back I decided to stop at Whole Foods, all the fish I have bought there has always been great. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, or what they had so I just went there and … Continue reading

Honey and soy glazed sea bass with rice noodle stir fry

One of my friends stopped eating meat, just by listening to her body and I thought that was a great idea. I decided to eat fish at least one day a week even if that isn’t much, but a starting point. I went to Kingston market, they have a lot of things I can’t get … Continue reading

Al Boccon di vino – an Italian eat fest

I have been intrigued to come here ever since it opened but I have not managed to book a table in this small and intimate Italian Richmond based restaurant. It looks very traditional from the outside and I finally got to book a table at Al Boccon di vino for a Sunday lunch! we didn’t quite know … Continue reading

Two great London restaurants and a perfect Friday night meal

It was a very nice week and it went by quite quick. I had some great food eating out. Luckily I could decide where and Wednesday we went to Salt Yard, it is one of the best, in my opinion, tapas places in London. It is a mix of Spanish and Italian influence on the … Continue reading

Crab, Sebass, vanilla and oh! that cocolate cake

January can be such a lovely month, despite my quest for healthier foods I am not cutting down on anything, I am just trying to alter it slightly and make it a little bit healthier. Yesterday I made meatballs, they are best pan fried in butter and oil, then finished off left to simmer for … Continue reading

Beautiful Kent

Friday night and not completely unexpected on way to visit friends for the weekend there was an accident on the M20. Sadly it was a fatal accident and it made me even more grateful when we safley pulled up to the drive in deepest Kent. The wine flowed and after a very nice dinner with … Continue reading