Noodle Soup in the last of winter

Enoki mushroom and rice Noodle Soup

This year has been colder than in a very long time. Winter arrived late and it doesn’t quite seem to want to let go. Snow is still lingering and Spring like days are mixed with winter. It was cold when I woke up and I hadn’t warmed up at all so I decided to make … Continue reading

Mushroom inspiration and a tofu challenge

tofu with mushrooms and herbs

I was out with a friend the other day. We stumbled across an oriental food shop and I just had to go in. I didn’t have a lot of time, just enough to pick up a pack of fresh tofu. My friend wrinkled her nose and said “isn’t tofu vile?”. I have never quite thought … Continue reading

Scallops on blini with roe and citrus vinegar

The weather has been quite violent lately. Not only is it cold, storms have been sweeping by, letting out a violent song and dancing around the house at night and tugging and pulling at trees and anything loose. The winds were so strong they even slowed down the trains but┬áluckily they didn’t hang around for … Continue reading

Quick cured, pan fried cod with sauce verte

Sometimes I find an ingredient and I know I want to cook something with it. I came across this lettuce and I knew I had to make something. It was nestled amongst some half wilted specimens so I could only get one and it was too tempting to leave behind.     I wanted to … Continue reading

Enoki and herb island in a dashi broth

As I mentioned in my previous blog I went to see The Alexander McQueen exhibition Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert museum last week. Even now, a week later images and impressions from the show keep coming back. It was very powerful and I wondered if I could cook something inspired by all of … Continue reading

A foodie dinner, all about flavour and textures

I woke up Saturday and was quite excited. My foodie friends who moved to Australia were going to come over for dinner! This was a great time to go all out, to cook well tested dishes as well as experiment with textures and flavours. I started shopping the day before at lunch. Waitrose had amazing … Continue reading