Halibut and delicious culatello ham

Sometimes I find an ingredient to build a dish around. This time I came across a salumi, culatello from Natoora. This salumi comes from the Parma region and it is only made in Lombardy and Emilia Romagna, Italy. The flavor is delicate yet distinct. My first instinct was to boil some angel hair pasta and … Continue reading

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Fika for one

“Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.” The last time I … Continue reading

Lemon Garlic & Prawn Spaghetti

I don’t know about you but I always eat too much over the holidays and this year was no different. I did a mini version of a Swedish Christmas dinner and I cooked a whole turkey on Christmas day. All leftovers were made in to a curry by M on boxing day and I am … Continue reading

Nasturtium wrapped Prawn Balls

I watched a program about a man travelling to the far corners of Japan finding what I can only describe as unique food communities and ingredients. I have sadly forgotten the name of the program but what I do remember are the prawn balls he made, they looked incredible. He used a root vegetable I … Continue reading

Pork & Cheese Tortilla

Tortilla

Beef Shortribs cooked in Crispy Chunchy Chilli Oil

The weather turned from Indian summer to autumn seemingly overnight. One week I was wearing a t-shirt at the market and the next a wind and waterproof jacket. It was much colder and my desire of comfort food kicked in big time. I had a bag of La Ratte potatoes that I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

An Ipswich mini break, The Good Food Festival & Spaghetti

I love food festivals and when The Great British Food Festival came (fairly) close to my part of the world I couldn’t wait to go. The closest town was Ipswich. I didn’t know Ipswich very well but booked the Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Neptune Quay. The hotel is funky, modern with old building charm in … Continue reading

Liz’s Thai inspired chicken with mushroom salad

Thai chicken

Sometimes when I read a recipe I can almost taste the dish. I came across a recipe from Liz, Spades, Spoons and Spatulas. she cooks the most delicious foods and when I came across her Spicy Thai influenced Chicken thighs recipe I couldn’t wait to try it. I just loved all of the ingredients! I … Continue reading

Burnt Leek Ravioli

Burnt leek ravioli

I was going through my veg box and one of the ingredients I almost always have is leek. I use it just all the time, usually chopped up in various ways in different dishes. This time I wanted to to cook a dish that would showcase the versatile leek. The top of the leek has … Continue reading

Noodles in beetroot sauce with burrata

Beetroot sauce noodles & burrata

Some of my dishes are inspired by a single ingredient and for this dish I had a burrata. I was going to do a salad, or possibly eat it with grated lemon zest, pepper and good olive oil when I spotted a single beetroot in my fridge. What can you make with just one beetroot? … Continue reading