Snow eggs with hibiscus and rose hip jelly

Ile Flottante with hibiscus and rosehip jelly

Some dishes have many, many names. I was reading through a few of my cookbooks the other night and realized I had read the same recipe a few times, it just had different names. This dish is a French classic and I have found the following names so far, Oeufs a la Neige, Snow eggs, … Continue reading

Teriyaki prawns with stir fry vegetables

Teriyaki prawns

The allotment is producing more food that I can cook at the moment. Every meal is filled with vegetables, butternut squash, cabbage, chillies are coming thick and fast, kale, cavolo nero, you name it. The only thing that didn’t turn out well this year was the sweetcorn, a definite disappointment but I can’t complain.   … Continue reading

Love thy brunch, poached egg, whipped feta and avocado salsa

poached egg on avocado salsa with whipped feta and pancetta

As far back as I can remember I was told how important it is to eat breakfast and for just as long I remember never being hungry in the morning. Perhaps my body takes a bit longer to wake up but as a result I have always loved brunch.   When I am home I like … Continue reading

Improvised lobster and mango

lobster and mango

Lately something strange happened, due to various reasons I seem to have lost my food mojo. I wasn’t even interested in what I ate, just had some fuel to keep going. I had time set aside over Easter but no real interest so I took a bit of a break. This morning when I woke … Continue reading

Crab salad with a lime and ginger dressing

As I walked passed the fishmonger the other day I saw a few crab claws. I needed some fish and got a good deal on the crab claws as they were the last ones.  I could eat crab claws every day, even better dipped in melted butter infused with garlic and chilli. I thought that … Continue reading

Lime candied prawns and lobster with avocado and grapefruit salsa

Some things will always catch my eye and I saw some green grapefruits that I have never tried before. They are a special kind, Oro Blanco. These grapefruits are sweeter, they don’t have any bitterness and have a short season. Needless to say I had to buy some to try them.   Oro Blanco grapefruit  … Continue reading

Pickled cockels

The other day I woke up and I felt like cooking, something that would take some time and the word that came to mind was flimsy. I am not sure if that is just strange or not but I went out to buy some food and fish was in front of mind as I wanted … Continue reading

Nihari inspired beef and tomatillo curry

I wonder if I would have more cookbooks if I didn’t have the internet. There are so many recpies avaliable at the click of a button it is just amazing. I stumbled across a Pakistani curry, Nihari. It isn’t just any curry it is the national dish of Pakistan with a long history. I didn’t … Continue reading

Lightly baked oysters with lime and chilli

After what felt like too much meat lately I wanted something super light. As I almost always do I took a detour past the fishmongers to see what he had. I spotted a couple of lobsters the other day and wondered if I should get some. He still had lobsters as well as crabs but … Continue reading

Crab stick cakes

The other day I was talking to the fishmonger. As we spoke I couldn’t stop looking at some crab sticks that he had. I actually like crab stick but I wasn’t sure if M would agree. I thought if I bought some and made something interesting with them he might not object. I haven’t eaten … Continue reading