Making pasta

beetroot and saffron tagliatelle

How can you make pasta more fun and interesting? The simple answer besides a delicious sauce would be flavor and color. There is nothing wrong with plain pasta but I like a color as well. I have done herbed pasta, watercress pasta, beetroot pasta and carrot pasta based on fresh purees. I was thinking about how to … Continue reading

Go Native in Neal’s Yard

Jerusalem artichoke English grains Lincolnshire poacher

London is many things, busy, bustling, full of people, polluted, beautiful and what I perhaps love most of all, it has something for everyone. Me, I like, no I love food and I can’t imagine there being a better place to get authentic food from all corners of the world. The other evening I met … Continue reading

Seville orange and chilli marmalade

Seville Orange and chilli marmalade

On my calendar there are a few  foodie events per year that are very exciting. The first one each year is the arrival of the Seville oranges. They are on sale for a short time in January and last year I missed them. Seville oranges are bitter oranges, they are too bitter to eat and … Continue reading

Salted rice malt marinated skate cheek

Salted rice malt marinated skate cheek with walnut and pomegranate salsa

One of my pleasures in life includes crazy food shopping. This means buying foods I have no idea what they are. I than take them home and see what and how I can cook with them. One of my cupboards is full of unknown ingredients. Some I can find on search engines but some are … Continue reading

Inspired by the Swedish Wallenbergare

Wallenbergare with mushroom and ginger sauce

Every now and then I have a craving for very Swedish food. A taste of home. Sometimes Kalles Kaviar with a boiled egg or on toast will sort it out and sometimes I just have to cook something very Swedish as even IKEA is too far to go.   This time I was after a Wallenbergare. … Continue reading

Flavour, flavour, flavour at the Smoking Goat, Soho

trio of curries from The Smoking Goat

The Smoking Goat in London’s Soho is a restaurant devoted to authentic Thai street food. Space is limited so get there early, or late to make sure you get in. The kitchen is tiny but the food that comes out of it is amazing. I heard about this about a year ago through Chef Sebby … Continue reading

Lemongrass meringues and marinated strawberry pavlova

lemongrass and marinated strawberry pavlova

When I go out to eat the starter is usually my favourite dish. Just big enough to get my appetite going and usually interesting and bursting with flavour. My love of savoury would always make me choose a starter over a dessert but I do like something sweet at the end of a meal every … Continue reading

Chilli confit pork with cauliflower, fig and butternut rice

Confit pork with cauliflower rice

A few weeks ago I cooked a dish that I really liked. I didn’t take any pictures so I couldn’t do a blog about it but it has been on my mind and I finally got around to making it. I used shoulder of pork for this, a quite cheap cut and cooked this way … Continue reading

Loin of venison

loin of venison with dipping sauce

This is the second part of the rack of venison that I bought and this part is the loin. The first part was venison ribs. I am not kidding, the ribs were just stunning but the loin was just as amazing in it’s own. The meat was softer and cooked just pink.   There was a … Continue reading

Pork with garden vegetables

Pork with garden vegetables and spaghetti squash

Growing vegetables is great. You plant the seeds and wait. They need tlc, water, they like being talked to and some need an extra boost of nutrition every now and then. Before you know it the garden is filled to the brim and I am wondering how I will ever be able to use it all … Continue reading