Wild Garlic Roasted Lamb

Wild Garlic Roasted Lamb

Ever since my friend showed me the most amazing wild garlic patch not too far from where I live I can’t stop picking it. The oven has been going pretty non stop dehydrating it, I could buy a food dehydrator but there isn’t even room for an extra box of matches in my kitchen, even … Continue reading

Wild Garlic Za’atar

Wild Garlic Za'atar

It seems like we have waited, and waited and waited for Spring to arrive. It came very slowly, challenged by late winter storms and icy winds from the East. Signs started to show up and the first to come up and brave the cold was crocus growing in a sheltered spot. They made me so … Continue reading

Pulled Beef and Marscapone Pie

Pulled Beef Pie

Do you ever get a touch of food rage? I do sometimes when things go wrong, and they do but thankfully not very often. I make pasta every week for the market and usually it is a fairly smooth affair. Last week I had my heart set on making pulled beef ravioli. The beef was … Continue reading

Aleppo Pepper dusted pork

Aleppo Pepper Pork with mushrooms

Today when we hear about Aleppo my thoughts goes to a warn torn city showing the cruelty and distress of humanity. Aleppo is steeped with history and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Syrian cuisine has ancient roots and the cuisine is delicious. A famous ingredient is Aleppo pepper. I have … Continue reading

Wild garlic Malfatti

Wild Garlic Malfatti

The other day I stumbled over something that looked like gnocchi. I have been thinking about making gnocchi for quite some time but somehow not got around to it. It turned out I was looking at somethign called Malfatti. An Italian dumpling with ricotta, spinach and Parmesan cheese. These dumplings seems to be served with … 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

Chocolate and chestnut fondant

I have been thinking about making chocolate fondants for a while and today was the day. A friend was coming over and what better excuse? I am a firm believer that the better the chocolate, the better the result. My chocolate of choice is always Varlhorna. I didn’t have any at home so I tried … Continue reading

Pulled lamb and chickpeas

I always worry that I wont have enough food when I cook for friends but this time I cooked quite a lot too much. I bought a shoulder of lamb for 5 people and there was plenty left over. I don’t mind at all as lamb is great the next day. I love the texture … Continue reading

Chestnut, macadamia, pecan and chocolate brownies

When we picked chestnuts I gave some to my neighbour. She was delighted and dreamily talked about the combination of chocolate and chestnuts. I dried most of ours and when I was asked to contribute with cake to a local rugby club to sell for charity I was delighted. I took it as a baking … Continue reading

Foraging for chestnuts

A few weeks ago whilst walking the dogs we saw that the chestnut trees were absolutely covered in chestnuts. They were not ready yet so this weekend we went back to see if they were ready and they were! It was a lovely Saturday morning and it was so nice to be out in the … Continue reading