Beef Shortribs cooked in Crispy Chunchy Chilli Oil

The weather turned from Indian summer to autumn seemingly overnight. One week I was wearing a t-shirt at the market and the next a wind and waterproof jacket. It was much colder and my desire of comfort food kicked in big time. I had a bag of La Ratte potatoes that I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

Seared Lobster and kaffir lime beurre blanc

Lobster and kaffir lime beurre blanc

The weather has been a bit grey lately. We didn’t get much snow but plenty of rain and it has been windy. The only one in our family who doesn’t mind going out is our dog who, as long as you bring a ball, loves all weathers as long as it is followed by some … Continue reading

Smashed Tofu & Mango Salad

Smashed Tofu Salad

January always arrives with a craving for lighter, healthier foods. Soup is always a favorite, especially when it’s cold outside and salads always hits the spot. My favorite January soup is based on vegetable or chicken broth and rice noodles. It works with pretty much any vegetable in the fridge and it is even better … Continue reading

Smoked Mackerel Teriyaki with crispy rice

smoked mackerel with teriyaki sauce and crispy rice

When I grew up my mom sometimes bought a whole, smoked mackerel. She removed skin and bones, boiled potatoes and stewed some spinach, a quick and easy lunch and I always loved it. Smoked mackerel tastes wonderful, if you have a fishmonger to buy it from go there and buy it. It will most likely … Continue reading

Chinese crispy duck with homemade pancakes

Crispy duck

It wasn’t until I moved to the UK that I discovered crispy duck. I can’t remember duck being readily available when I grew up but it could have been something my parents didn’t cook, or eat. Duck is very common in the UK and crispy duck in the Chinese restaurant is a classic. Shredded crispy … 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

Scallop with mango and spring onion salsa

Scallop with mango and spring onion salsa

Can you believe it, yet another scallop recipe?! The thing is the scallops I buy are caught locally and sooooo fresh I just have to buy them when I see them, perhaps I am developing a mild “must buy scallos ocd”. Just a thought. They are so delicious to pair up with different flavours and I … Continue reading

Duck carnitas with roasted cherries

Carnitas means little meats in the Mexican cuisine. It is pork cooked low and slow until it is super, falling apart tender. I didn’t have any pork at home so I decided to use two duck legs I had in the fridge. Two duck legs is not enough for dinner for M and myself, he … Continue reading

Lobster with crispy tofu and mango and lime dressing

The fishmonger told me last week that it seems like the lobsters are late this summer. He thought it might be due to the fact that the weather hasn’t been great at the start of the summer but this week has been wonderful. This might be why the lobsters have come out and I got … Continue reading

Mango coconut chicken and tofu curry

Last week we were promised a heatwave this week. I am not sure where it went but instead we have gale force winds and pouring rain. I can hear the wind blowing through the front door and the rain smattering on the windows. The weather has an impact on what I want to eat and … Continue reading