A heatwave means barbecue time

Crispy rosehip spiced potatoes

Summer finally arrived in full force and I thought it was a sign to invite my friends and neighbors over for a barbecue. I find it hard to do a barbecue and not cook too much so inviting more people seemed like a great solution. Barbecue menu Curry Chilli Oil marinated breast of chicken Dried … Continue reading

Wild rosehip spiced roast chicken

Wild Rosehip spice mix Roast Chicken

One of the best things about having a market stall is that I am there early in the morning and can cherry pick goods from other stall holders. I usually buy a bag of vegetables, a lot of it is local so it is always seasonal products. This week I saw gooseberries for the first … Continue reading

Bergamot Gremolata with Whipped Goats cheese and Roast Potatoes

Gremolata and whipped goats cheese

Bergamot Gremolata with whipped goats cheese on roast potatoes #gremolata #bergamotlemon

Braised rabbit and wild garlic pasta

Braised Rabbit Pasta

Grape squash braised rabbit with wild garlic pasta #rabbitragu #wildgarlicpasta

Chilli Pineapple Chicken tacos

Chilli Pineapple chicken tacos

Chilli Pineapple Chicken Tacos

Seville orange syrup glazed dabs

Seville orange syrup glazed dabs

Seville orange syrup glazed dabs with pepperonata and sumac fried potatoes

Ham with honey & lavender plums

Ham with glazed honey plums

This summer has been nothing but amazing. The Beast from the East, the bad weather prolonged winter and it sometimes felt as if I was never going to be really warm again. We had to wait for summer but since it arrived it has been fantastic, sunny, hot and it has been possible to plan … Continue reading

Wild Garlic Roasted Lamb

Wild Garlic Roasted Lamb

Ever since my friend showed me the most amazing wild garlic patch not too far from where I live I can’t stop picking it. The oven has been going pretty non stop dehydrating it, I could buy a food dehydrator but there isn’t even room for an extra box of matches in my kitchen, even … 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

Hibiscus and Romano pepper Harissa

Chilies and hibiscus

There are different ways to brighten up a grey day and mine was absolutely made better by a fantastic goodybag from a friend. It was filled with different kinds of dried chillies! I unpacked them and immediately thought of making an harissa. Until a few weeks ago I had never made my own harissa. I … Continue reading