Pork cheek and chickpea stew

Last week I felt a little cold (where did the summer go?) and I wanted to make something that is comforting and warm but still light and pork cheeks from Robson’s Butcher was the perfect answer. Long and slow cooking, tons of flavour and still light. I thought I cooked some extra and was feeling please with … Continue reading

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Barbecue with mango salsa and veg loaded potato salad

It feels so lovely that the cold weather finally seems to have given in and the warm weather has arrived at last! The difference to wake up to a clear blue sky makes all the difference. Another clear sign of spring is the itchy nose, hayfever kicked in even before the green came out but … Continue reading

Lamb Green Thai Curry

Last week one of my friends sent me a text message, asking what to do with whole, fresh almonds. I have never cooked with them but seen them in a recipe. They were then peeled and toasted whole in a pan. When we meet I was given a bag full of whole, fresh almonds! It was … Continue reading

BBQ with lots of veg and one of the best desserts ever

It is a lovely weekend! Sunny and warm and just gorgeous! Early this summer we decided to get a new BBQ, the old one was promptly taken apart and placed in the pile of junk going to the tip (at some point). We never did buy a new one and of course it is quite … Continue reading

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

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