Brined Chicken Casserole

Tarragon and Aijwain brined chicken casserole

Lately I was faced with a bit of a challenge. I had dinner guests coming over and there were some different requirements. No red meat, no seafood and nothing hot, that means no chilli or pepper, even watercress is a bit too peppery. I actually had to stop and think about it for quite some … Continue reading

Hommus

Food and friendship

Every now and then you come across someone that you just click with. A few years ago I met someone who became a very close friend. We bonded over our love of good food and as we ate our way through delicious dinners and realized we had lots in common. Over the years we didn’t … Continue reading

Venison stew and pasta

Venison and Millionaire beer stew

A friend of mine has built a new kitchen cupboard. He had an empty wall and designed a shallow cupboard so he can see everything in it. It looks great and it made me think I should at least have a look in my cupboards as they are quite deep, once things goes to the … Continue reading

Scallops with Salmon Caviar and Watercress

Scallops with Salmon Caviar and Watercress

Eating by the season is a great way to enjoy produce when it is at it’s very best. Since I moved to the seaside I have gotten to know more about seafood seasonality. I was at the fishmongers the other day and realized I had not seen any scallops this year. The fishmonger confirmed that … Continue reading

okonomi-yaki

Okonomi-Yaki

I lived in London for many years and one of the best thing about this city is the food. There is an amazing variety of, well, pretty much every cuisine in the world. There are of course just as many, if not more, bad or even terrible restaurants as there are good ones but reading … Continue reading

Eggs Pepperonata

Eggs Peperonata

On Sundays brunch is my favorite meal. I usually make eggs and bacon but I wanted to make something vegetarian. I had just read a recipe for peperonata from chef Theo Randall, you can see the original here. The more I read the recipe the more I liked the idea. I also liked the idea … Continue reading

Steak and celeriac cake

Steak and Celeriac Cake

I went to the Black Pig Butchers to get some chicken breasts. I was going to make chicken satay’s and that was all I needed. Once there I saw a bag of chicken wings that I thought would be perfect for the freezer so I had to get some. I then saw a piece of … Continue reading

Whiting Dish

Fish tacos

We had a bit of a warm spell last week, winter lost it’s cold grip and it was almost spring like for a couple of days. It was a welcome change and I managed to get up and do a few morning walks. One morning I got out just as the sun was starting to … Continue reading

Celeriac and cumin soup with watercress

Celeriac and cumin soup with watercress

Another soup?! I am working my way through a variety of ingredients making lots of soups, keeping us warm in the cold winter. The ground isn’t frozen so we can still pick vegetables from the allotment. There isn’t as much to pick as there is in the summer but the cabbage is looking amazing.   … Continue reading

RibOfBeef

A rib of beef

Since moving to the UK I have identified two meals that are unmistakably English. The first is a full English breakfast. I have never lived in a town where just about every eatery offers a full English breakfast of various quality. A full English must have bacon, eggs (poached or fried), a good quality sausage, … Continue reading