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

Rosa del Veneto salad

rosea del veneto chiccory Salad

Sometimes I see produce that I cant resist and when I came across a bag of Rosa del Veneto salad it was so pretty I couldn’t help myself. It is a type of Italian winter chicory, besides the beautiful pink hues the leaves are delicate and it is delicious. The chicory is grown in forcing … Continue reading

Steak, Walnut, Stilton & Pomegranate Salad

Beef Walnut Salad

It was with a slight sigh of relief that I toasted the arrival of 2021. I did the last market on December 19th and am enjoying some time off. I enjoyed it so much I seem to have tried to eat my own bodyweight in cheese. This lead to my fleece lined leggings splitting at … Continue reading

Lamb al Asador inspired leg of lamb

Lamb Al Asador

The other day we had a storm brewing. The sky had an ominous color and apparently it was dust from the Sahara and particles from the Portuguese wild fires that caused the sky to look like someone pulled a blanket over all of us. The sun was red and it looked a little bit spooky … Continue reading

Chilean Guava Berry Chocolate treats

Chilean Guava Berry Chocolate treats

I once went to an allotment course. We had just gotten our first allotment and wanted to get a good knowledge base. The best advice we came away with was to grow something we don’t usually like and to grow something we were unsure of what it was. Every year I go on a hunt … Continue reading

Egg yolk ravioli with beef jam, bavette steak and avocado salsa

Egg yolk ravioli with beef jam, bavette steak and avocado salsa

It has been a bit of a week, it started off challenging but got better as the week proceeded. By Wednesday I try to have a plan for the market on Saturday of what to bring and what pastas to make. This week I thought I would follow a friends suggestion and make a display … Continue reading

Crispy, roasted duck with miso and coconut curry

Lately it has been quite busy but I am not sure where the time goes. I am having the week off and wanted to do some experimental cooking. I “baked” a raw cake, it was delicious but incredibly filling. I used coconut milk but only a tablespoon. I meant to try to make tofu fries … Continue reading

Raw satsuma cake

I read an article the other day that most young men would rather leave the house without their wallet than their smartphone. Thinking about it it is amazing how technology has changed our lives so completely. The internet puts information at our fingertips and the smartphones means that we are never far away from anyone. … Continue reading

Sticky honey and lemon chicken and a chocolate fondant

What do you do when you have surprise guests? Well, in this case I had a days notice and lucikly the guests gracefully picked a day when I had planned plenty of food and a starter that was too generous for two so in all, great timing! I love to have lots of people around … Continue reading

A sustainable nudge over mackerel with avocado and pomegranate salsa

If I say sustanibility what does that make you think of? Me, having food on my mind most times, will always connect it with food, or perhaps more correctly, where the food I am eating is coming from. Before starting I want to say that of course I sometimes buy convenience food but when I … Continue reading