Crab cakes with tartar style sauce

crab cake with spinach and tartar sauce

It feels like winter has arrived again. After some warm weather temperatures dropped, there were casualties at the allotment and I actually got my winter jacket out. I was thinking of warming stews and soups when I saw crabs at the fishmonger. They are the first of the year that I have seen and I had … Continue reading

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

Perfect pizza on the pizza steel

pepperoni and mushroom pizza

Sometimes the most simple combinations make delicious food. Pasta is amazing, egg, flour and semolina and you have a wonderful product. Pizza is the same, you combine bread, tomato sauce and cheese and you have an instantly delicious meal. You can make it your own by adding your favorites toppings in unique and endless combinations … Continue reading

Coca Cola and ginger carnitas

Carnita filled tortilla

The holidays always inspire me to go more healthy in January and this year has been no exception. It is almost a relief to get stuck in to a bowl of soup or a salad and think of lighter foods and more vegetables! Saying this, and after a very light and healthy dinner, I was … Continue reading

Fish sauce, chilli and maple candied pork belly

Fish sauce, maple suryp and chile candied pork belly

I believe that everyone has some foodie weakness. For many it is chocolate or bacon. For me, I am a complete cheese addict and am always a sucker for some pork belly, what is yours? If you only cook low fat, healthy and low in sugar and salt food, please stop reading now. This is so … Continue reading

Savoury meringue canapés

savoury meringue beef canape

For some reason I have never made my own steak sauce. This could be because I usually eat my steak with garlic butter or sauce Bearnaise but it could also be because I needed to find a truly inspiring recipe.  When I read the very Angie’s, Fiesta Friday, steak sauce recipe I knew it was … Continue reading

Swedish Christmas with a very large ham

Some things in life are about compromise and we usually compromise for as long as we want to and it feels ok to do so. In our household we celebrate Christmas on different days and to make everyone happy and Christmas a little bit more festive we have a Swedish Christmas on December 24th and an English … Continue reading

Sushi and friends

It was a friend of mine’s birthday and no matter how much I thought about it I came up blank when it came to something to get for her. My imagination and creativity seems to have taken a temporary break. I know she doesn’t like cooking but loves to have friends around and hosts lovely parties. … Continue reading

Garlic baked camembert with honey roasted figs

Inspiration to cook comes and goes. Most of the time I love spending time thinking about what to cook next. Sources of inspiration are everywhere but sometimes the will to make even the simplest dishes seems to abandon me. With my mind pre occupied by other things than food, I know it is hard to … Continue reading

Being social with little bites and truffle toasties

We are surrounded by very social neighbours. We all love a glass or two of wine and good food and we meet up at any given opportunity to enjoy this together. The last time was a birthday, what better time to celebrate?! I wanted to make something special and decided to go for a few … Continue reading