Tofu two ways, with salmon and in a creamy potato salad with crispy duck

I love to watch cooking programs on TV and I think perhaps one of the most used words is “versatile” about various ingredients. Using much more tofu I think this might be the only word that actually fits. Tofu is one of the most versatile ingredients I know. When I was shopping this weekend I … Continue reading

Poached cod for Sunday dinner and marshmallow topped berry bake

This past weekend was the last quiet weekend in a long time so I wanted to make the most of it. I didn’t want to spend the day cooking for too long but there is something special about Sunday dinners. I love to sit down by the table, eat freshly cooked food and just talk, … 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

Red Dukkah crusted Pork

One of my friends bought me a jar of a spice mix, Red Dukkah. Dukkah is associated with Egypt as a side dish consisting of a mixture of herbs, nuts, hazelnuts and spices. It is typically used as a dip with bread or fresh vegetables. I used it to sprinkle on my food but wanted … Continue reading

Last supper with fantastic fireworks

Our friends Lisa and Jon are leaving us for sunny Australia. A great opportunity came up and they are soon off to the Australian summer and a brand new life! Who can blame them just as it is getting colder and greyer by the day in London? There will be a whole new cuisine to … Continue reading

Salmon and caramelized veg with cauliflower and some lush blush!

Friday night and I had an urge for fish. After a week of slightly heavy foods, a meatloaf, sausages, roast chicken it was time fo9r some fish. I decided that Friday night would be a double whammy, seared squid with chorizo and crisp lettuce as a starter, with only a squeeze of lemon as added … Continue reading