A pescatarian barbecue and smoked mackerel brunch

I am sure that some of our London friends did wonder why we left for the Kent seaside but with the kitchen coming along more are making their way to come visit. This weekend out friend did something as unusual as leaving her Notting Hill patch to come and visit. We haven’t met in quite … Continue reading

Smoked mackerel with baked potato and discovering a boat wreck!

The weekend was so lovely, warm and we had a quiet day on Sunday. We ate a late breakfast, were pottering around in the garden and taking it easy. In the afternoon we headed for our favorite beach. The beach is almost always empty but this day there was a kite surfer. I have always … Continue reading

Smoked mackerel pate

Fast food is a term that usually refers to unhealthy foods but smoked mackerel pate is so quick to make there are no excuses to get something ready made. It is so easy and it is ready in 10-15 minutes!¬†We didn’t fancy a full on dinner and we also wanted something quite quick and easy. … 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

Japanese mums chicken, smoked mackerel starter and crab

After my visit to Sandy’s the fishmongers the fridge was well stocked and after the seafood dinner Friday night I wanted to cook something experimental. I had three crab claws and decided to make crab mousse for our friends coming for dinner. But first thing first and after a morning with quite a lot to … Continue reading