Chinese crispy duck with homemade pancakes

Crispy duck

It wasn’t until I moved to the UK that I discovered crispy duck. I can’t remember duck being readily available when I grew up but it could have been something my parents didn’t cook, or eat. Duck is very common in the UK and crispy duck in the Chinese restaurant is a classic. Shredded crispy … Continue reading

Smoked breast of duck with nectarine carpaccio

Smoked breast of duck with nectarine carpaccio

Every month a small farmers market comes to town. I love to walk around the stalls and have a look at what’s on offer. A lot of the stalls are run by small producers with a lot of passion for their produce. There is a guy who sells smoked produce, the whole brie is lovely and … Continue reading

Crispy, roasted duck with miso and coconut curry

Lately it has been quite busy but I am not sure where the time goes. I am having the week off and wanted to do some experimental cooking. I “baked” a raw cake, it was delicious but incredibly filling. I used coconut milk but only a tablespoon. I meant to try to make tofu fries … Continue reading

Duck carnitas with roasted cherries

Carnitas means little meats in the Mexican cuisine. It is pork cooked low and slow until it is super, falling apart tender. I didn’t have any pork at home so I decided to use two duck legs I had in the fridge. Two duck legs is not enough for dinner for M and myself, he … Continue reading

Earl Grey tea and orange glazed duck

Do you have any foods you like but only in small doses and not too often? I have a split relationship with duck. I like crispy duck but am not to keen on duck otherwise. It is a very rich meat and I don’t eat it very often but when I saw duck legs for sale … Continue reading

Crispy pulled duck and glazed pork with kimchi mash

A friend of mine is doing a short movie on a topic that most of us might never see and hopefully never experience but that is there, like the black side of society. The movie is about sex trafficking, a horrible and very lucrative trade that is on the rise. You can find more information … Continue reading

Crispy duck hash

Sometimes I have a serious lack of inspiration of what to cook for dinner. Today I needed something in the supermarket and as I was wandering about I saw some free range duck! Too good to pass on, it was duck for dinner, the legs to be more precise.   I love crispy duck but … Continue reading

Smoked duck breast with rhubarb vinaigrette

Sometimes I get asked the question where I get my inspiration from to cook. In all honestly I cook far from every day and mainly on weekends so it is easier with lots of time. I get my inspiration everywhere, something I eat when I am out, something I hear someone else has cooked, cookbooks, … Continue reading

Something very plain and simple the day after the party

Sometimes  get the question how long I spend cooking every day and where I get my inspiration, it is so easy to just have a few dishes that you know work and can be knocked up quite quickly. The answer is that I only really spend time doing more complicated or slow cooking dishes on … Continue reading

Lunch at Murano

December was a bit of a manic month and some things had to be postponed until January due to everyone’s busy schedule! I am very lucky and was taken to Angela Hartnett’s Murano for lunch and with no time before the holidays and January was the month. I started the week on a super healthy note with … Continue reading