Ham Hoc casserole and spinach & wild garlic soup

I have a new cast iron casserole pot. It is beautiful and I knew as soon as it arrived that I had to use it to cook something. I quickly headed to Robson’s to pick up some slow cooking meat. After some deliberation I got a smoked ham hoc, the meat is so lovely and … Continue reading

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Barbecue with mango salsa and veg loaded potato salad

It feels so lovely that the cold weather finally seems to have given in and the warm weather has arrived at last! The difference to wake up to a clear blue sky makes all the difference. Another clear sign of spring is the itchy nose, hayfever kicked in even before the green came out but … Continue reading

Guest Blog – Tart Chicken Casserole

This is a guest blog from Sus, a foodie friend of mine. Going to hers for dinner is always a treat and last time I was home in Sweden she cooked a Tart chicken casserole, definitely tart but not too much, just delicious. Sus; Hi all! I have graciously been invited to guest-write on the Food Eat … Continue reading

The start of my whisky journey

Last night I went to a whisky tasting at the Whisky Exchange. If you are at all in to any kind of spirits I would suggest a visit to their website or their shop. http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/ The selection is impressive of course for whisky but also a large range of other spirits. When I was in … Continue reading

Saturday in Notting Hill and a healthy seafood burger

Saturday my friend and myself had finally managed to meet up. We met for a Saturday lunch at the Notting Hill Brasserie.There was so much to catch up on we talked non stop! It is a lovely place, a quiet oasis in the middle of a busy Notting Hill. Both my friend and myself went … Continue reading

Indulgent seafood dinner and fun at Harry’s Bar

The last of the trio of blogs about Paris. It is a city to live life and what better than to go for an indulgent seafood dinner! We decided to stop by Harrys Bar on 5 Rue Daunou on the way. The drinks are a little pricey but oh my they are strong! The evening … Continue reading

Lamb crackling!

A friend of mine mentioned that he had seen a recipe for belly of lamb, also known as breast of lamb and asked me if I had ever cooked it. I had, until then never even thought about it and was intrigued, to the degree that I had to cook it and sooner rather than … Continue reading

A light dinner of roast chicken with savoy cabbage

I love Saturdays. It has been an intense week and I love brunch on weekends. I did sleep in a little late and made the effort to go to the butcher for bacon and the bakers for a freshly baked loaf. I ate the brunch taking it easy watching Saturday kitchen feeling inspired for a … Continue reading

Whisky cocktails, inspired by World of Whiskys

This week I spoke at the World of Whisky’s conference. You might wonder what on earth I did there and I almost did myself but I was invited to talk about how to advertise to women, half of the population, still not a big base for whisky drinking. One of the conclusions is that whisky … Continue reading