Fig roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Carrot top Chimichurri

Roast Lamb & Roast Vegetables

I wanted to make fig jam for the market so I bought quite a few for a trial. The figs were so delicious I couldn’t sop eating them and by the time I made the jam I didn’t have many left. I find figs sweet but they work just as well with sweet as with … Continue reading

Carrot three ways

Pickled carrot lattice roll with cashew nuts

I was given a challenge to make the humble carrot the star of the dish. I use a lot of carrot for cooking but I almost never make it a center piece. As soon as I got the challenge I went out to get some carrots and started thinking. The first thing that came to … Continue reading

Dried Lime Chilli Oil brisket stew

Dried Lime Chilli Oil Brisket stew

I bought brisket for dinner with the aim of cooking it whole. I was going to slow cook it until it was tender and fell apart. My plans didn’t quite go as planned and I started cooking later than planned. I still wanted the brisket and in order to cook it quicker I sliced it … Continue reading

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

Duck Ramen with a hot sauce broth

Duck Ramen with hot sauce broth

Duck ramen with hot sauce broth #duckramen #ramen #hotsaucebroth

Slow roast pork belly with noodles & Chilli Oil

Slow roast pork belly on noodles

Slow roast pork belly with noodles and chilli oil #porkbelly #slowroastpork

Chicken with roasted aubergine and kholrabi salad

Baked aubergine with wild garlic

Chicken with roasted aubergine and kholrabi salad #kholrabisalad

Braised rabbit and wild garlic pasta

Braised Rabbit Pasta

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

Wild Garlic Za’atar

Wild Garlic Za'atar

It seems like we have waited, and waited and waited for Spring to arrive. It came very slowly, challenged by late winter storms and icy winds from the East. Signs started to show up and the first to come up and brave the cold was crocus growing in a sheltered spot. They made me so … 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