Spiced chicken wings with hot mango sauce and Stilton baked mushrooms

It was time to travel again for business. The first stop this year was Dublin. I had some re arrangements with some meetings and ended up with some extra time over lunch. I decided to head to one of my favorite Dublin restaurants for lunch, The Blackboard Bistro. It was great to be back, the … Continue reading

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Salmon, Marcona almonds and cheesy cauliflower bake

The other week I decided to go to Whole Foods on Kensington High street. They have a very large cheese selection and I wanted to have a browse around. Standing proud was a Langres Mons cheese. I had never seen it before and I wanted to try something new. It comes from the Champagne district, it is … Continue reading

Watercress and quails egg soup and Chorizo with roast potatoes and aubergine dip

A friend sent me a text message the other day complaining about the lack of good programs on TV. I sent one back saying no problems in my house as there is almost always an interesting food program. I do watch other programs as well if I am watching TV but I do have my … Continue reading

Lamb Green Thai Curry

Last week one of my friends sent me a text message, asking what to do with whole, fresh almonds. I have never cooked with them but seen them in a recipe. They were then peeled and toasted whole in a pan. When we meet I was given a bag full of whole, fresh almonds! It was … Continue reading

Something very plain and simple the day after the party

Sometimes  get the question how long I spend cooking every day and where I get my inspiration, it is so easy to just have a few dishes that you know work and can be knocked up quite quickly. The answer is that I only really spend time doing more complicated or slow cooking dishes on … Continue reading

Cured reindeer, slow roast lamb and cheese

In the days between Christmas and New Year a couple of friends came to London and made time for a stop over for dinner! They are true foodies so I got quite excited and did a lot of thinking of what to cook. I did a small pre starter of prawns to go with a … 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