Smoked breast of duck with nectarine carpaccio

Smoked breast of duck with nectarine carpaccio

Every month a small farmers market comes to town. I love to walk around the stalls and have a look at what’s on offer. A lot of the stalls are run by small producers with a lot of passion for their produce. There is a guy who sells smoked produce, the whole brie is lovely and … Continue reading

Szechuan pepper and clove dry rubbed, roasted pulled chicken with a fruity glaze

I was in London the other day and I went to the Japan Centre and did what I love to do, bought so much I had to give up when it was too heavy! I mainly stocked up on the usual, rice wine vinegar, tofu and a few other ingredients but I loved the look … Continue reading

A prawn starter and plaice with clarified goats butter and fresh horseradish

The Black Pig butcher opened early this summer and ever since we have been able to get great produce. Instead of breakfast I decided to go there and get some nice bacon and a couple of sausages for brunch. I had some spaghetti squash  left over and I thought it would go with the bacon … Continue reading

A pescatarian barbecue and smoked mackerel brunch

I am sure that some of our London friends did wonder why we left for the Kent seaside but with the kitchen coming along more are making their way to come visit. This weekend out friend did something as unusual as leaving her Notting Hill patch to come and visit. We haven’t met in quite … Continue reading

Butternut squash frittata

As I was on my way home from a meeting in town, being squished against half the bin on the train, standing next to someone who had had a drink too many, I could not tell if it was yesterday or today, it had that sort of ingrained smell, with my head under a mans … Continue reading

Nectarine starter and an omelette

I like to mix fruits and savoury. I had some nectarines at home and after having a think about whether to make a starter or a dessert I decided that a dessert was too obvious so a starter it was. I had a look around and decided to pair it with cottage cheese, I wanted … Continue reading

A light vegan dinner for a hot summer evening

The hot weather seems to make me want lighter foods, more fruit and vegetables. It was so lovely over the weekend and on Saturday we started the day with breakfast in the garden, strawberries, nectarines and pear, toast and some cheese, cottage cheese, Philadelphia light and some goats cheese. Some cool fruit juice and I … Continue reading