Cauliflower mac & cheese with guinea fowl in a sticky lemon sauce

baked cauliflower mac and cheese bake

Spring came with beautiful sunshine. I even managed to sunbathe in the garden without being totally wrapped up, all for one glorious day. Sadly since it has become a bit colder again and I was instantly craving comfort food.   This weekend locally grown cauliflowers were on sale in the shops and I bought one. … Continue reading

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Parma ham wrapped salmon with roasted veg and a cucumber salad

I have been thinking a lot about food, and I have cooked but it has been a little hectic and I now have so much food to share. Spring is officially here, the clocks have changed, it is a little lighter and brighter and I feel the need for lighter foods! I picked up some … Continue reading

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Happy Chinese New Year 2015!

I try to cook different cuisines and test new things. A celebration, such as the Chinese New Year is always a good time to try new things out. Last year I was more ambitious and cooked up a whole buffet. This year I thought perhaps one dish would be enough. There was a Chinese restaurant … Continue reading

Some soul searching whilst cooking chicken in Asian broth

I am a firm believer in that you have to give some to get some. This time I decided to give something up to get something new and it feels more like doing a free fall, head first, jump. There is a unique window of opportunity to start something new and I decided to take … Continue reading

Sunday seafood brunch

Seafood is so plentiful here but I seem to have been on a bit of a meat spree lately. My first days in Greece were so focused on vegetarian foods, it took a while for me to eat my fill of Greek salads and zucchini fritters that one day I was wanting, no actually craving … Continue reading

Spring vegetable soup and stuffed portobello mushrooms

It has been a hectic week and I had very little time to think about food. I have cooked what was in my fridge, larder and freezer hardly leaving the house. Today I made a conscious effort to actually go outside and take a proper lunch. I walked past the veg monger and saw that … Continue reading

Szechuan pepper rubbed, slow roasted pork belly

I had friends coming over for dinner and I wanted to make something special. I know I have mentioned the pork belly before but never with the full recipe. I also did crackling, very naughty but so satisfying! I wanted to get a head start and got up early to go to the butcher. I … Continue reading

Breakfast in the greenhouse

The main changes to the house, so far, are happening in the garden and what a transformation! The garden was originally created to be easy maintenance but with very little maintenance the bushes and the weeds started to grow wild. All of that has now been removed and it has been replaced by a veg … Continue reading

Crab season is here, polenta crusted cod and crab cakes

The other week I saw the first crab of the year for sale. I thought I would come back and buy it later but the fishmonger had of course sold out by then. I couldn’t believe it and I haven’t been able to get any until today, joy! I could not believe my luck and … Continue reading

Red wine and coca cola braised lamb shanks with chestnuts and yuzu bulgur wheat

I don’t know why but I have never cooked lamb shanks before, I have had them in restaurants and when I woke up this morning, listening to the rain pouring down outside I knew it was time. Robsons’s butcher had some lovely looking ones and I got one each for us, thinking there might be … Continue reading