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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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

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

Potato & Beetroot bake

Potato & Beetroot bake

There has been some changes lately. The biggest change is our dog Fred, he is reaching a grand old age but has until now been quite perky even if a little slower than before. Then one night when he had a stroke, and then he had another one. He is recovering, remarkably well, but the … Continue reading

Sunday lunch, pork belly and seeded roast potatoes

PorkBelly with roast potatoes

It is getting colder outside and I seem to be wanting hip hugging, slow roasted and filling foods. I want the house to be filled with the smell of cooking and teasing my appetite. I usually make Sunday a real foodie day and this week I bought pork belly from P Small & Sons Butchers. … Continue reading

Luxuriously comforting fish pie

Fishpie

The past week has been challenging to say the least. Work is busy, I picked up a great pre Christmas order, I had plans to catch up with friends and go to my favorite London shops, we just finished a fun sushi pop up and all the December plans were to be made. In the … Continue reading

A heatwave means barbecue time

Crispy rosehip spiced potatoes

Summer finally arrived in full force and I thought it was a sign to invite my friends and neighbors over for a barbecue. I find it hard to do a barbecue and not cook too much so inviting more people seemed like a great solution. Barbecue menu Curry Chilli Oil marinated breast of chicken Dried … Continue reading

Bergamot Gremolata with Whipped Goats cheese and Roast Potatoes

Gremolata and whipped goats cheese

Bergamot Gremolata with whipped goats cheese on roast potatoes #gremolata #bergamotlemon