Toasted cumin pasta two ways

Cumin pasta with sausage ragu

One of my favorite things with fresh pasta is that it cooks in 1-2 minutes. The toasted fragrant cumin pasta has so much flavor it works on it’s own as well as with meat. I am sharing two toasted cumin pasta recipes here. They both cook in less than 30 minutes, quicker than any take … Continue reading

Goats cheese and apple ravioli

Goats cheese ravioli

Someone asked me at the market where I sell my pasta and hot sauces if I have a big pasta machine. I just laughed and said I have a small pasta machine! It just takes a lot of rolling. Making pasta is a labour of love and it is also therapeutic. My thoughts wander and my … Continue reading

Bavette steak with beef jam and black pudding crumble

Steak with beef jam, black pudding crumble and savoy cabbage

I think steak is an iconic dish. Most everyone will have their own preference in cut and how it is cooked and what makes the perfect side dish. After going to Native, Covent Garden London I have been thinking about their venison jam. The Black Pig Butchers didn’t have any venison but I thought that … Continue reading

Plenty of cooking for the holidays!

Bacon turkey

Every year I approach Christmas with slight apprehension. The truth is that I am not really a Christmas person. No matter what I think or feel, Christmas does turn up every year and  I will always go with the flow and make the most of it. December 24th is when I celebrate Christmas so I … Continue reading

16 hr slow baked apple tart with almond and hazelnut crumble

slow baked apple tart with almond crumble

Sometimes when I read a recipe I just know that I have to make it. This is what happened when I came across a recipe for an apple tart, slow baked, light and fresh, it sounded irresistible. The recipe comes from the Swedish cookbook Klassiska desserter : på mitt vis by Magnus Johansson. Translated it says Classic … Continue reading

Roast pork with apple and blackpudding crumble

When I was young I had terrible hayfever. A hint of green on the trees at spring would set me of sneezing and sneezing and I mainly feelt like sleeping because sneezing is exhausting business. With the hay fever came an allergy to most fruits and it started with apples. I have avoided apples for … Continue reading

Brilliant savarin and Bramley apple cheesecake

The first time I came across cheese cake was when I was seventeen and went to the USA. I don’t know why I had never come across this before but my love of cheese and not very sweet tooth loved this cake. The first one I tried was a classic with cherry jam and a … Continue reading

Stilton ice cream salad

I did what so many do, I bought a kitchen gadget and I used it once. It was an ice cream machine and I haven’t had time to think of ice cream over the holidays but left with a stash of cheese after Christmas I thought about cheese ice cream, to be more specific, stilton … Continue reading

Tian of crab with mango and wasabi salsa

I was on my way to a meeting today and walked past the fishmongers. A bunch of crabs caught my eye and the fishmonger informed me that crabs are particularly good at this time of the year! I asked him to set one aside for me to pick up after my meeting, how perfect is … Continue reading

Raw honey apple rose

Sometimes I wonder if I have some kind of a masochistic streak. I can’t seem to back down from a challenge. A friend of mine knows this and decided to get me to bake. She is so clever and knows that I would never go for something I wouldn’t eat. I don’t really have much … Continue reading