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

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Fig roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Carrot top Chimichurri

Roast Lamb & Roast Vegetables

I wanted to make fig jam for the market so I bought quite a few for a trial. The figs were so delicious I couldn’t sop eating them and by the time I made the jam I didn’t have many left. I find figs sweet but they work just as well with sweet as with … Continue reading

A heatwave means barbecue time

Crispy rosehip spiced potatoes

Summer finally arrived in full force and I thought it was a sign to invite my friends and neighbors over for a barbecue. I find it hard to do a barbecue and not cook too much so inviting more people seemed like a great solution. Barbecue menu Curry Chilli Oil marinated breast of chicken Dried … Continue reading

A rib of beef

RibOfBeef

Since moving to the UK I have identified two meals that are unmistakably English. The first is a full English breakfast. I have never lived in a town where just about every eatery offers a full English breakfast of various quality. A full English must have bacon, eggs (poached or fried), a good quality sausage, … Continue reading

Roast potatoes with sage and cranberries

sage and cranberry roast potatoes

Almost everyone I know loves roast potatoes, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I developed this before Christmas because I wanted the perfect roast potatoes. I almost never use goose fat. There is something about the flavor that I just can’t get along with 100 percent so I have been avoiding making … Continue reading

Torbay sole with scallop stuffed courgette flower

Scallop mousse stuffed courgette flower

The other day I saw a fish I have never seen before at the fishmonger and it was called Tobay sole. It had a pink hue and I was told it is similar in taste and texture to Dover sole. In fact I also got a funny story how the fishmonger decided to go for a … Continue reading

Cod two ways and crispy roasted Brussels sprout leaves

Last week it was time for a Swedish visit to see friends and family. I only go a couple of times per year but why I can’t remember not to go in the winter is beyond me. Like a forgetful squirrel I seem to forget how dark it gets. It wasn’t very cold for the time of … Continue reading

Plaice with rhubarb vinaigrette and feta baked potatoes

There was a lot of fog last week. It caused chaos at the London airports and we got our fair bit here as well. The thick fog made the world a slightly more quiet place. We went to the beach for a walk as there was a hazy sunshine and it was beautiful. The tide … Continue reading