Seal watching and a great curry

Sandwich Seal Colony

This summer has been incredible, sun shining days on end and it has been unusually hot even in the evenings. We have made the most of the weather and basically lived in the garden. Some days were so hot we have been looking at what we can do to cool down. One day we went … Continue reading

Sweltering heat and delicious food

Jersey oyster, shallots & ginger vinaigrette

The summer has been absolutely amazing, hot and sunny and what a luxury to wake up every day and feel that it is beach weather! I haven’t had much time to go to the beach but I go every opportunity I get.   The dogs prefer early morning walks on the beach when the tide … Continue reading

A very London foodie day

Tuna maki roll at Roka

Last week I went to London twice, this is a lot for me . I know I have said it before but I do miss shopping for food and eating in London. The variety and the quality is just amazing, pretty much no matter what kind of food you are in the mood for.   … Continue reading

The Art of Butchery

Butchery course at The Black Pig Butchers

I was talking to one of my friends, who is vegetarian about why she choose not to eat fish or meat. It was a decision based on ethics. I see the logic but I also like fish and meat. M used to be a vegetarian for fifteen years and since he gave up he gave … Continue reading

Lovely lunch at Duck and Rice, London and Gordon Ramsay spotting

Crispy Duck at #duckandrice

I have a loooong bucket list of places to eat in London and ever since Alan Yau decided to open a Chinese gastro pub in Soho. I wasn’t sure what it would be like, but I was sure it would be a treat. The Duck and Rice came up as a suggestion for lunch and … Continue reading

A taste of the Caribbean

Caribbean beef patties

I was trying to figure out where the most of my influence comes from when it comes to cooking but I think it is a bit of everything and everywhere. Saying that I have very little knowledge about the Caribbean cuisine besides jerk chicken and scotch bonnets.   By coincidence I met Ray who has … Continue reading

2015 foodie moments and munching on pork belly

2015 ended in a bit of a blur. I started a new job, it was mad busy to get everything wrapped up before Christmas and then there was Christmas. I filled the house with people and celebrated in true style! There was lots and lots of food and plenty of wine. The days between Christmas … Continue reading

An evening with Pama Ham

A while back I had a lovely invite to cook with Parma Ham at Cactus Studios. It seemed that the trains did their best to stop me in my tracks (!), with cancelled trains and delays. After what felt like a very long and tedious train jouney I arrived 45 minutes late but luckily it was … Continue reading

Beef Rendang

Having never cooked Beef Rendang I discovered that it is like Swedish meatballs, or beef ragu, everyone seems to have their own twist on this dish. I was sent John Torodes latest cokbook, My kind of Food, and was asked to cook one of the recipes and post a blog. I could choose any recipe … Continue reading

Gorgeous sushi at the Global Sushi Challenge – London

Sushi, one of my favourite things to eat, has an ancient and facinating history. It has evolved with time but sushi was originally fermented meat or fish, prepared for the puspose of preservation. Records goes back to the 2nd century. It wasn’t until between 1827 and 1829 that sushi and raw fish was combined and … Continue reading