Chocolate and chestnut fondant

I have been thinking about making chocolate fondants for a while and today was the day. A friend was coming over and what better excuse? I am a firm believer that the better the chocolate, the better the result. My chocolate of choice is always Varlhorna. I didn’t have any at home so I tried … Continue reading

Rice bread ravioli with truffled butternut squash filling and szechuan spiced prawns

It wasn’t long ago Whole Foods opened not far from where I live. It is like one large store full of goodies! I did pop in today and of course I got side tracked, all I wanted was a couple of veg! Inspired I ended up with a slightly odd basket with rice bread wraps, … Continue reading

Delicious! Seafood at Victuals & Co

salmon & quails egg at Victuals&co

Not long ago we “discovered” Deal in Kent. It is a lovely town by the sea, just north of Dover. It is full of quaint charm, it is full of sea air and on a clear day, France is clearly visible just across the waters. It is also a wonderful place for seafood and no … Continue reading

Not much time to prepare lead to a trio of starters and lamb two ways

A friend of mine and myself have been talking for a long time that he should come over for dinner whilst in London, for years actually and somehow it just never happened. We finally found a date and then of course the first thing I did was to start thinking about what to cook. He … Continue reading

Watercress and quails egg soup and Chorizo with roast potatoes and aubergine dip

A friend sent me a text message the other day complaining about the lack of good programs on TV. I sent one back saying no problems in my house as there is almost always an interesting food program. I do watch other programs as well if I am watching TV but I do have my … Continue reading

An afternoon of rugby, wine and seafood

A friend of mine has gone pescetarian, it means she has cut out all meat from her diet. She said that she listened to her body and it makes her feel better. I think it is very important to listen to your body (except perhaps mine when I want cheese!). Life seems to go past … Continue reading

Classic roast chicken dinner with an Asian twist

I love Sunday dinners, they can take their time, it fills the house with inviting smells, allowing the hunger to build up and to properly sit down and eat together. The classic roast chicken is cooked whole filled with lemon and thyme. I added a whole garlic to the stuffing and some cracked black pepper. … Continue reading