Sunday lunch, pork belly and seeded roast potatoes

PorkBelly with roast potatoes

It is getting colder outside and I seem to be wanting hip hugging, slow roasted and filling foods. I want the house to be filled with the smell of cooking and teasing my appetite. I usually make Sunday a real foodie day and this week I bought pork belly from P Small & Sons Butchers. … Continue reading

Slow roast pork belly with noodles & Chilli Oil

Slow roast pork belly on noodles

Slow roast pork belly with noodles and chilli oil #porkbelly #slowroastpork

Cantonese pork belly

Cantonese pork belly

There is one thing I can’t resist and that is pork belly. This is possibly one of the things that would stop me from going vegetarian or even vegan. I would order it on a menu and I would absolutely cook it as a special treat. I love the soft, melt in your mouth meat … Continue reading

Roast pork with apple and blackpudding crumble

When I was young I had terrible hayfever. A hint of green on the trees at spring would set me of sneezing and sneezing and I mainly feelt like sleeping because sneezing is exhausting business. With the hay fever came an allergy to most fruits and it started with apples. I have avoided apples for … Continue reading

Pork belly with a crackling moment and dumplings

The past week went by so fast I am not sure what happened to time. The weather turned colder, we even had a few snowflakes but mainly it is the icy winds. It has been clear and there were some lovely long walks on the beach, all wrapped up in my winter gear, a woolly … Continue reading

Szechuan pepper rubbed, slow roasted pork belly

I had friends coming over for dinner and I wanted to make something special. I know I have mentioned the pork belly before but never with the full recipe. I also did crackling, very naughty but so satisfying! I wanted to get a head start and got up early to go to the butcher. I … Continue reading

Pork belly cooked 3 ways including 11 1/2 hour cooked, prosecco braised pork belly

prosecco glazed pork belly

One of my favorite meats is pork belly. I love crackling and slow cooking. The meat is so lovely and the fat has tons of flavor. I usually make a dry rub and then let it cook low and slow for a couple of hours until cooked through and tender with a crispy, spicy surface. … Continue reading

Perfect crackling with Szechuan peppered pork belly and savoury plum jam

This is the second part of the wedding anniversary dinner for our friends. One of them is a little picky with food but pork got the thumbs up and one of my favourite things in the world is crispy pork crackling! I know it is so bad for you but when it is good! I … Continue reading

Fast Food – Slow Food and mmm crackling

After weeks of rain it finally cleared up, the sunshine was lovely and warm and Saturday was devoted to Rugby. It started with the Sevens. The theme this year was 70ties and there were some brilliant outfits. I wonder if they were all rented or if some of them actually own such clothes! I had … Continue reading

Pork loin with crackling, garlic mash and blueberry pie

I was away for a large part of the week so had a request for pork loin, cooked whole with crackling if possible for Sunday lunch. I haven’t cooked anything for what feel like ages so went for a full on breakfast, there was bacon from the butchers, I did a test and put maple … Continue reading