Pulled pork ragu

pulled pork ragu asparagus and egg yolk

The other morning I woke up just before sunrise. I think it was the seagulls who seemed to have a loud gathering on a neighbors rooftop. I love the sound and looking outside the sky was beautifully golden and it held the promise of a sunny day. I think it was the first day of the … Continue reading

Canapés, dumplings and dessert inspired by the colour red

They say that all things comes in three and in this case it might be true. We have had three different lots of friends to come visit within a short period and it has been so much fun. We had some very late summer weather, really amazing for this time of the year still spotting … Continue reading

Crispy pulled duck and glazed pork with kimchi mash

A friend of mine is doing a short movie on a topic that most of us might never see and hopefully never experience but that is there, like the black side of society. The movie is about sex trafficking, a horrible and very lucrative trade that is on the rise. You can find more information … Continue reading

Rösti loaded with cod and lobster and a Cinderella moment

I haven’t posted as many blog posts lately as I would like to. It seems that life has been turned up a few notches and if time keeps going this fast I will be 90 years old in no time! There has been some amazing events, a few trips to Dublin and I always meet … Continue reading

Cured, slow Prosecco and Chipotle cooked, pulled brisket

It isn’t very often I get a specific request for dinner but as the summer seems to have left us for a cold and rainy spell, along with the fact that there is a new butcher, a slow cooked shoulder of lamb sounded like a great idea. We went to the butcher, the Black Pig … Continue reading

Sunshine and barbecue, finished with spiced cherries and pineapple

Give me a weekend with half decent weather, no rain and I am happy with even smaller doses of sunshine and I can’t stop thinking about barbecue. This weekend lovely weather and plenty of sunshine was promised and well, do I need to say more?! We loaded up on charcoal, I still haven’t gotten around … Continue reading

Cured, bay leaf and hickory smoked pork belly, new potatoes and beets

I started thinking of today’s dinner two days in advance when I bought pork belly for curing. My neighbour gave me a whole bunch of bay leaves so I did a bay leaf and chipotle chilli cure and I mixed some bay leaves with the hickory wood for the smoking. The pork belly cured for … Continue reading

Smoked mackerel pate

Fast food is a term that usually refers to unhealthy foods but smoked mackerel pate is so quick to make there are no excuses to get something ready made. It is so easy and it is ready in 10-15 minutes! We didn’t fancy a full on dinner and we also wanted something quite quick and easy. … Continue reading

Spinach soup amuse bouche and a prawns on a broad bean salad starter

We had some friends over for dinner last night and as we spoke the day before it turned out that it was their wedding anniversary! We have tried to get something in the diary for ages so they had cancelled their celebratory dinner to come over to ours. I felt that I should make a … Continue reading

The wine and the women at Parés Baltà, Catalonia part II

I woke up after my snooze just as we were getting close to the winery, Parés Baltà, the last stop on our journey. I have never been to a winery on a tour before so I was very excited. The first thing that got my attention was that the vineyards around the Parés Baltà building were so green, a stark … Continue reading