Berbere spiced slow cooked chicken

Berbere cooked whole chicken

Every now and then I come across a recipe or a flavour that I just know I have to make. When I came across the spice mix Berbere it sounded irresistable. Berbere is an African, mainly Ethiopian spice mix that is complex, fragrant and delicious. It smells inticing in the jar and even more so … Continue reading

Tarragon and Aijwain brined chicken casserole

Brined Chicken Casserole

Lately I was faced with a bit of a challenge. I had dinner guests coming over and there were some different requirements. No red meat, no seafood and nothing hot, that means no chilli or pepper, even watercress is a bit too peppery. I actually had to stop and think about it for quite some … Continue reading

Three Cup Chicken, San Bei Ji

Three Cup Chicken, San Bei Ji

Sometimes I come across a recipe that just seems irresistible. I saw a picture of something called Three Cup Chicken and I just knew I had to make it. Three Cup Chicken, San Bei Ji is a Taiwanese dish. When I looked it up I was faced with a number of different recipes but the … Continue reading

Strawberry and Ancho chile barbecue sauce

Chicken with strawberry barbecue sauce

This time of the year is wonderful for fresh produce. We are in the middle of the asparagus season, the allotment is already producing lots of spinach, delicate kale and the first strawberries are ripe. It seems the garden of England is full of strawberries and I can’t stop eating them. I got carried away … Continue reading

Hainanese chicken and rice

Hainanese chicken and rice

People sometimes react in funny ways when I tell them that I have a blog about food. It can get even more confusing when I don’t have cuisine that is my specialty. I love new flavors and dishes and I love to experiment in the kitchen. The result is, I would guess, food inspired by … Continue reading

Chicken with burnt miso butterscotch and walnut salsa

Chcken with burnt miso butterscotch and walnut salsa

Running the pop up restaurant has me looking through a lot of recipes. This is something that I love to do but with the world wide web, the possibilities are endless. I knew I wanted to do chicken. Ever since I coked one chicken six ways I can’t stop thinking about the different ways of cooking … Continue reading

One chicken – six ways

Chicken lollipop

I haven’t really had the time or the energy to cook a lot lately but I woke up last weekend and decided that I wanted to cook chicken. It is rugby test series time so M would be well busy and not be too bothered by my lack of presence so it was a good … Continue reading

Twice fried chicken wings

twice fried chicken wings with dipping sauce

Sometimes I can stare at my fridge for ages and not get a single strand of inspiration to cook anything and sometimes I just feel inspired. Eating the chicken wings at Duck and Rice was very inspiring and I knew I had to try and make them. When I came to the Black Pig Butchers … Continue reading

Olive oil chicken with butter beans and pink peppercorns

Olive oil chicken with beans and pink peppercorns

One of my friends cooked beans in olive oil with pink peppercorns and steak. It was a lovely combination and despite the olive oil the beans were very light. Lately I have had a bit of a crush on butter beans and I decided to use the bean and olive oil dish as a base … Continue reading

Truffled skinny mac & cheese with sage roasted chicken

The weather is much colder with winds from the East. I turned the heat up and made sure we have a good supply of fire wood. The blankets have been washed and I feel ready to well, hibernate! As this isn’t an option the next on my list is comfort food and mac & cheese is … Continue reading