Plenty of cooking for the holidays!

Bacon turkey

Every year I approach Christmas with slight apprehension. The truth is that I am not really a Christmas person. No matter what I think or feel, Christmas does turn up every year and  I will always go with the flow and make the most of it. December 24th is when I celebrate Christmas so I … Continue reading

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Swedish Christmas with a very large ham

Some things in life are about compromise and we usually compromise for as long as we want to and it feels ok to do so. In our household we celebrate Christmas on different days and to make everyone happy and Christmas a little bit more festive we have a Swedish Christmas on December 24th and an English … 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 with tomato and goats cheese tart

Lately time has gone by very fast I feel as if I am behind on everything. The laundry if doing it’s best to become a small mountain, the house needs a deep clean and I feel like I might be in need of a girlie night out with a good few glasses of wine. In … Continue reading

A Swedish Christmas with English friends

Christmas is a holiday that brings joy but it can also bring stress. I decided many years ago that Christmas should be relaxing and fun. This year so much has happened. I was thinking about friends, new friends, we have meet so many, old friends, so dear to me. Our move this year to the … Continue reading

Raw strawberry and raspberry jam with Chia seed

One of the ingredients I got from The Eco Green Store was chia seeds. Chia seeds are hailed as a superfood, it is easy to sprinkle on your food to add that extra crunch and health boost. The Eco Green store strives to make fairtrade and organic food cost efficient and available to everyone. I love … Continue reading

Stuffed, rolled chicken and that thing called baking

I have a friend who thinks nothing of baking anything. Whilst I, in my mind, manage to think about the mess, the ingredients I don’t have at hand and the fact that the last bread I made was so dense it might possibly have been used as a weapon, always makes me re think at … Continue reading

Meatloaf on a rainy, windy day

All the rain and cold weather lately makes me want comfort food. I was thinking about what I wanted to eat and what I had time to make and meatloaf came up a clear winner. It is easy to make and cooks itself in the oven whilst I could finish up work, perfect. Feta cheese … Continue reading

Salmon with ginger jam glaze and pan fried savoy cabbage

I love to make jam but I almost never actually eat it. I have been thinking and thought I would start making savoury jams, or jams to go with savour food, I did and realized I always eat them! Today I wanted to make ginger jam to go with my salmon dinner. I love the … Continue reading

Chinese pork tenderloin with wild rice and baked courgette

The warm weather has made a lot of the veg grow and some that we would normally be eating by now has only recently taken off. It has been a strange year for growing but there are now some lovely bean flowers. It seems I might get my first ever goji berries! I picked some … Continue reading