Goats cheese ravioli

Goats cheese and apple ravioli

Someone asked me at the market where I sell my pasta and hot sauces if I have a big pasta machine. I just laughed and said I have a small pasta machine! It just takes a lot of rolling. Making pasta is a labour of love and it is also therapeutic. My thoughts wander and my … Continue reading

Spaghetti frittata and avocado salad

Spaghetti frittata with avocado salad

Mondays are usually a day when I try to use up most of the left overs from the weekend. It is also a day when I want something fairly quick and easy and after some rummaging in the fridge I had one portion of pink peppercorn and turmeric spaghetti from the weekend market where I … Continue reading

Tuna maki roll at Roka

A very London foodie day

Last week I went to London twice, this is a lot for me . I know I have said it before but I do miss shopping for food and eating in London. The variety and the quality is just amazing, pretty much no matter what kind of food you are in the mood for.   … Continue reading

smoked cod roe

Taramosalata, my way

I am always on the look out for interesting ingredients. I prefer ones I absolutely love or ones I have never used before. It gets my cooking creativity going and they make me smile. One of the places that sometimes truly surprises me is the fishmongers. If you are lucky one of his friends will … Continue reading

Tapioca and radicchio risotto

Radicchio and watermelon tapioca risotto

I love when I find an ingredient that really gets me excited. It can be the flavor, the texture and sometimes the color. I will make a whole dish around just one ingredient and this is exactly what happened when I was in London last time. My friend took me to a cheese shop, so … Continue reading

Butchery course at The Black Pig Butchers

The Art of Butchery

I was talking to one of my friends, who is vegetarian about why she choose not to eat fish or meat. It was a decision based on ethics. I see the logic but I also like fish and meat. M used to be a vegetarian for fifteen years and since he gave up he gave … Continue reading

crab cake with spinach and tartar sauce

Crab cakes with tartar style sauce

It feels like winter has arrived again. After some warm weather temperatures dropped, there were casualties at the allotment and I actually got my winter jacket out. I was thinking of warming stews and soups when I saw crabs at the fishmonger. They are the first of the year that I have seen and I had … Continue reading

barbecue carrots

Barbecue, a very social affair

The weather lately has been so nice we can’t seem to stop barbecuing. Weekends filled with sunshine seems to be inspiring to get the charcoal out and the fire going. There is something so soothing and yet exciting about fire and food and I prefer charcoal to gas.     My friend cooked and he … Continue reading

Roast lamb and salt baked vegetables

Slow roasted garlic and herb smothered lamb with salt roasted veg

I woke up the other day and felt that it was a great day for cooking. I have been making so much pasta lately and spent too much time developing various flavors there hasn’t really been enough time to think of much else. A while back I saw salt baked vegetables and wanted to make … Continue reading

Pan fried duck breast

Pan fried duck with a rhubarb sauce

It has been a bit manic lately. It was only yesterday I really sat down for the first time to chill out. I have to admit that after about ten minutes I got bored and started making to do lists in my head again. I am not great at being being lazy at the moment … Continue reading