Stuffed, rolled chicken and that thing called baking

I have a friend who thinks nothing of baking anything. Whilst I, in my mind, manage to think about the mess, the ingredients I don’t have at hand and the fact that the last bread I made was so dense it might possibly have been used as a weapon, always makes me re think at … Continue reading

Roast chicken thighs, stir fry and mmm.. chocolate

It was a busy weekend and with a friend over I wanted to make a nice dinner in quite a short time as we were out for most of the day. By the time we made it home I wanted to cook chicken thighs as they are quite quick and easy. Roast chicken thighs with … Continue reading

A foodie dinner, all about flavour and textures

I woke up Saturday and was quite excited. My foodie friends who moved to Australia were going to come over for dinner! This was a great time to go all out, to cook well tested dishes as well as experiment with textures and flavours. I started shopping the day before at lunch. Waitrose had amazing … Continue reading

A lovely day in springtime Paris

There is something special about Paris. The atmosphere is full of life. Everywhere you look there is another beautiful building, a lovely view of the city or a bar or a cafĂ© that you just have to visit. The streets were full of artists, this dancer was dancing with the Eiffel Tower in the background. … Continue reading

Chocolate mousse with raspberry jelly as a perfect ending

Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I just know what I want to eat for dinner. It has been fairly grey this week and I felt like something colourful. It was also like a pre Valentines dinner as Valentines is on a Tuesday and I will most likely not have time for cooking. … Continue reading

Crab, Sebass, vanilla and oh! that cocolate cake

January can be such a lovely month, despite my quest for healthier foods I am not cutting down on anything, I am just trying to alter it slightly and make it a little bit healthier. Yesterday I made meatballs, they are best pan fried in butter and oil, then finished off left to simmer for … Continue reading

Happy 2012!

After a slightly volatile 2011 the best way to start 2012 was to give it as good a start as it is was possible, and what better place than the Langham Hotel, engulfed in not only luxury but also enjoying some of the best food in London at Roux at the Landau. We had a … Continue reading