Korean Style Pancakes with Spicy Fried Beansprouts

korean style pancakes

In recognition of the fact it is National Vegetarian Week, I thought I would try to create something a little special, possibly a little unusual, for all of my veggie friends out there. Influenced by my love of Korean food, I have created a dish that would satisfy both vegetarians and fellow chilli fans alike. […]

Spring Green Quinoa Salad

spring green quinoa salad

I didn’t set out to write a post about a spring green quinoa salad. Since returning from Nepal, two weeks before the earthquake, I have been trying to find the right way to compose a post about this amazing country.  I have finally decided upon how I am going to write it and I am […]

Spring Pasta with Asparagus Peas & Feta

spring pasta

The arrival of spring brings so many good things to the cook’s table. Asparagus for example, is always a welcome sight to see. Sometimes I want to eat them simply with melted butter but at other times I like to include them into family meals. My spring pasta with asparagus, peas and Feta cheese is […]

Norwegian Skrei with Flower Sprouts & Chorizo

skrei with flower sprouts

I know lots of people who say they are scared of cooking fish. It often comes up as a topic of conversation in my cookery classes. It is usually a fear of over cooking a handsome wedge of white fish. Fair enough, given that fish is so expensive it is often a case of not […]

Aldi Wagyu Burgers with Smashed Avocado & Candied Bacon

aldi wagyu burgers

Today sees the release of Aldi Wagyu burgers in their stores nationwide. They are part of the Aldi “special buys” range and are only available while stocks last. All I can say is get down there sharpish. They are going to disappear off the shelves as fast as the Wagyu steaks – sold by Aldi […]

Game Pie

game pie

A well cooked pie is a crowd pleaser of a dish. In the past I have always opted for either beef or chicken but since cooking this game pie I may never enjoy a pie of any other name. I used a mixture of partridge, pheasant and venison cooking it gently in the oven along […]

Miso & Ginger Glazed Salmon with Coconut Rice

ginger glazed salmon

January is a month full of new years resolutions, trying to watch the pennies and often a time when we are all feeling a little flat. It is  hard to come to terms with the aftermath of the post Christmas frenzy, especially when it comes to food. We are mostly all trying to lose a […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Chestnut & Mushroom Soup

mushroom soup

I have for you a soup that truly reflects this time of the year. Earthy, woodsy, deeply rich flavours speak for themselves. Before making this soup, I hadn’t eaten Jerusalem artichokes for years. I remember a time when Jerusalem artichoke puree came with everything, I think around the same time as celeriac became a big […]

Christmas Vegetable Strudel

Christmas vegetable strudel

Just before I head off to begin my Christmas celebrations I wanted to share with you my Christmas vegetable strudel. It could not be simpler to prepare and even though I would class it as a vegetarian main course, I would happily add a slice to my turkey dinner plate. It contains all of the […]

Christmas with Waitrose

Christmas with Waitrose

Christmas lunch is a once only affair in our house. I love it but have no desire to recreate it on any other day of the year. Apart from now, that is. Waitrose got in touch to see if I would like to try out their new Interactive Meal Planner and maybe a bottle or […]