Mezze with roast shoulder of lamb

roast shoulder of lamb

There is something so comforting about a Sunday roast. In our house we are spending a little bit of extra time together and if we are lucky it is time to catch up with friends as well. I  went to the Saturday market to get a chicken but I got side tracked and came home … Continue reading

Lamb croquettes with tomato and chipotle sauce

Lamb croquette

Do you ever question your own sanity? I have just had a bit of a manic week, in fact so busy I haven’t taken a single picture of food and this is highly unusual. The other day was St Patrick’s day and I figured it was a great excuse to go out and celebrate. I … Continue reading

Asparagus, mozzarella and lamb salad with garlic buttermilk

After a period of grey and quite cold weather we have had a bit of a warm spell. Not warm enough to leave the jacket at home but lovely and sunny. Enough to get the seeds going in the greenhouse and for a tiny asparagus spear to appear. Sadly the top was eaten by something … Continue reading

Tapas dinner to chase the winter blues away

I was clearing out my fridge, there were some things still lingering after the holidays and I thought I would have a little clear out. I came across a chorizo, the gorgeous kind, made from Iberico pork, matured in sunny Spain and I knew it was time to defy this cold rain and make some … Continue reading

Lamb chops with fruity bulgur wheat

Should you mix fruit with savoury dishes or not? Some hate it and some love it. I have a friend who just hates it and every time she does encounter it she will do a loud explanation (again) about why this is wrong. Whilst she is doing that I think it is a lovely combination. … Continue reading

Crispy tofu and pineapple salsa in hibiscus and rosehip tea

Ever since I read Chef Juliannas delicious looking recipe Halibut in spicy pineapple broth with pineapple cucumber relish I have been thinking about it. One day I will do the recipe but this is loosely based on it and Chef Julianna was the inspiration. Her blog is full of inspirational recipes and beautiful pictures.   … Continue reading

An unexpected treasure – local truffle

I love to buy local produce and discover everything that grows in the region. Summer always brings so many delicious treats but I was very surprised when I found a small bowl of truffles for sale at the fishmonger! They were picked about seven miles from here (and not in France, that we can see … Continue reading

Sunshine and barbecue, finished with spiced cherries and pineapple

Give me a weekend with half decent weather, no rain and I am happy with even smaller doses of sunshine and I can’t stop thinking about barbecue. This weekend lovely weather and plenty of sunshine was promised and well, do I need to say more?! We loaded up on charcoal, I still haven’t gotten around … Continue reading

Pulled lamb hash and lamb rice paper rolls

The weekend forecast is grey and rainy but we have already had some brilliant days! Last weekend I decided to be lazy, skip breakfast and make a nice brunch. The weather was shining and brunch in the garden seemed very appealing. I decided to use some of the left over lamb. I love the flavor … Continue reading

Garlic and spice rubbed slow roast shoulder of lamb

For as long as I can remember the most traditional meal I can think of for Easter is lamb. After eating a lot of fish and vegetarian foods M wanted lamb for Easter and we agreed that a whole shoulder of lamb for two would be just what we needed. Lamb for Easter is very … Continue reading