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

Pork three ways

Aleppo pepper crusted pork

Summer seems to arrive a little at a time. We have a few hot days and then it goes really cold again, somehow it doesn’t quite get going. I invited some friends for dinner. I wanted to have a barbecue but the forecast was thunder storms and rain. The weather in the UK isn’t great … Continue reading

Bulgur wheat seafood salad with a ginger and garlic dressing

seafood salad

We have had a heatwave lately. The summer got off to an amazing start. I met a friend whilst out walking the other morning. She was at the beach with her children, they were going to have a swim and breakfast before school. What a way to start the day! There have been many beach … Continue reading

Mezze with roast shoulder of lamb

roast shoulder of lamb

There is something so comforting about a Sunday roast. In our house we are spending a little bit of extra time together and if we are lucky it is time to catch up with friends as well. I ¬†went to the Saturday market to get a chicken but I got side tracked and came home … Continue reading

Tandoori style roasted Korean chicken

Tandoori style Korean roasted chciken

The other night I had a conversation about fusion cooking. Where does it start and there really aren’t any limits to what you can do. Keeping that in mind I decided to change my plans for a traditionally roasted chicken and do something new.   I had a tub of low fat yoghurt and in … Continue reading

Brined, braised and glazed, beef shortribs

Lately we had the kind of cold that gets to your bones. I can’t motivate myself at all to go out for a run and I can’t stop thinking about warm, slow cooked melt in your mouth food. I ordered some beef short ribs from the Black Pig Butchers and couldn’t wait to pick them … Continue reading

Chinese Pulled Pork

The other day I couldn’t resist a boned shoulder of pork. It was a small piece, only one kilo, about two pounds. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it so I didn’t cook it until the next day. I decided that I wanted pulled pork but something different. I looked through the spices … Continue reading

Chicken sausage casserole, dinner in 30 minutes

The weather has turned and it feels cold outside all of the sudden. Cold weather calls for warming and hearty food. I had some chicken and apricot sausages that I bought from the market. This is the only place I know where to buy them. They are delicious and I always try to get to … Continue reading

Beef Rendang

Having never cooked Beef Rendang I discovered that it is like Swedish meatballs, or beef ragu, everyone seems to have their own twist on this dish. I was sent John Torodes latest cokbook, My kind of Food, and was asked to cook one of the recipes and post a blog. I could choose any recipe … Continue reading

Salmon with scallops, pickle sprats and roasted fig quinoa

Sometimes I know exactley what I want and there is no persuading me any different and sometimes I can’t make up my mind at all. This time I was standing in the fishmongers and I simply couldn’t make my mind up. The man has a patience of an angel and waited for me to decide … Continue reading