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

Liz’s Thai inspired chicken with mushroom salad

Thai chicken

Sometimes when I read a recipe I can almost taste the dish. I came across a recipe from Liz, Spades, Spoons and Spatulas. she cooks the most delicious foods and when I came across her Spicy Thai influenced Chicken thighs recipe I couldn’t wait to try it. I just loved all of the ingredients! I … 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

Rice and seafood broth & baked Eggs

Rice & Seafood soup

I had a little rice left over from dinner, not enough to make a meal but I am always reluctant to throw anything away. The rice went in to the fridge to give me some time to think of what to make. The following morning I looked out of the window and I saw pouring … Continue reading

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