Inspired by a Texan bowl of red

Chilli Con Carne

If you have ever been to Texas, the lone star state I hope you tried a Texan bowl of red. It is a chili beef stew, hearty, bold in flavor and very comforting. There seem to be as many recipes as there are cooks, but they all have the basics in common, chunks of beef, … Continue reading

Quick chicken soup with miso and barley

I love soups, they can be so easy and quick to make and with some chicken left overs it would make a perfect dinner. We had been on town for lunch and didn’t need a lot of food but something. The cold weather invites to warming foods and a light soup, especially after the rich … Continue reading

Smoked paprika cured pulled chicken salad with miso dressing

After the holidays and quite  lot of rich foods I was craving something lighter. I picked up a couple of chicken breasts and thought a chicken salad would be nice, especially with some crunchy veg and a spicy dressing. First I wanted to give the chicken as much flavor as possible and decided to cure … Continue reading

Stuffed rib of beef with twice baked potatoes

With Christmas over and done with I still felt like the holiday spirit and after the ham and the turkey I wanted a rib of beef, a big one, on the bone. A piece of beef like that demanded good wine and good friends to share it with so the recipes below are for 6 … Continue reading

A foodie festival, the truth about oysters and a miso cod dinner

The bank holiday started quite cold but sunshine was promised and yesterday morning was glorious! I have been to the Hampton Court Foodie festival a few years in a row now and it is always good. Last year was less charming as it was very rainy and cold, I remember my pimms seemed to last … Continue reading