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

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

Asparagus season

wild asparagus and butterbean hummus

I love to go for walks on the beach. There is something about being close to water, it is soothing and it has it’s own beauty. No mater what the weather it always lifts my spirits. There is plenty to forage and there is plenty of sea kale at the moment and I just found … Continue reading

Roasted Miso Marinated Vegetables and New Business

Greek Meatballs

We are on our third week of country wide lock down due to Covid-19, It is slowly starting to feel like the new normal. Speaking of normal will we ever get back to how it was? If not how will it be? What will we change? How has it changed us? In this time of … Continue reading

Smashed Tofu & Mango Salad

Smashed Tofu Salad

January always arrives with a craving for lighter, healthier foods. Soup is always a favorite, especially when it’s cold outside and salads always hits the spot. My favorite January soup is based on vegetable or chicken broth and rice noodles. It works with pretty much any vegetable in the fridge and it is even better … Continue reading

Foraging on the beach

Foraged asparagus salad

One of my favourite things to do is to go for a walk on the beach. It feels like the sky is a little bit nearer and nature is, well, all around you. No matter how often I go there the beach is different, sometimes it is full of shingles and the next day it … Continue reading

Wild Garlic Za’atar

Wild Garlic Za'atar

It seems like we have waited, and waited and waited for Spring to arrive. It came very slowly, challenged by late winter storms and icy winds from the East. Signs started to show up and the first to come up and brave the cold was crocus growing in a sheltered spot. They made me so … Continue reading

Hibiscus and Romano pepper Harissa

Chilies and hibiscus

There are different ways to brighten up a grey day and mine was absolutely made better by a fantastic goodybag from a friend. It was filled with different kinds of dried chillies! I unpacked them and immediately thought of making an harissa. Until a few weeks ago I had never made my own harissa. I … Continue reading

Black Dukkah

Black Dukkah

A friend of mine bought a jar of Dukkah for me as a surprise a few years ago. It was the first time I ever had it and it was delicious. I haven’t really thought about it until I went to The Barbary and they had a Black Dukkah salmon. I had to order it … Continue reading

Heritage tomato salad

heritage tomato salad

Do you have a favorite vegetable? I have many but one of my favorite vegetables is tomatoes. I try to always have some at home. They are delicious on their own and with so many things, in a salsa, sliced on a sandwich, with cheese, hot, cold, I can’t name them all here. One of … Continue reading