Tom Yum Soup with Prawns

tom yum soup with prawns

The preparations for my first ever supper club are truly underway now. For those of you who may not know, I have decided to host a supper club or two in June and July (more details will follow in my next supper club post) and was also lucky enough to get a mention in Surrey […]

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 […]

Smoked Salmon Avocado & Dill Tartine

smoked salmon tartine single

Here is a simple little dish that was inspired by an evening spent enjoying the delights of Norwegian food cooked by Signe Johansen. My smorbrod (Scandinavian style open sandwich) or Tartine (French open sandwich)) as I like to call it, is something that hardly qualifies as a recipe but is more a collection of Scandi […]

Polenta crusted luxury fishcakes

polenta crusted luxury fishcakes

  The title of this post may lead you to think I have been splurging on luxurious and decadent fish and seafood. This may have put you off from reading further. But, fear not. These polenta crusted luxury fishcakes have been made using supermarket “own brand” low cost alternatives. I challenge anyone to tell me […]

Spiced Honey Roast Squash,Chorizo, Prawn & Feta Salad

honey roast squash

Every now and then I get parcels of food products through the post to review. Sometimes there are enough of the  good ones to warrant me doing a monthly “Food News & Reviews” feature. I am mindful that I don’t want my blog to become known for reviews alone. Recipes are what I love to […]

Ideas for Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon pancakes

A couple of weeks ago I was sent some MacGilvray Scottish Smoked Salmon by The Handpicked Food Store. Seeing as it is so close to Christmas, I think this is the perfect chance for me to show you some smoked salmon recipe ideas using this mighty fine smoked salmon. I know a little bit about […]

Crab & mango salad

crab & mango salad

Since writing this blog, I find myself looking back to my cheffing past and to all the many places I worked. Each place holds different food memories that have stayed with me. After having to re-create them time and again for lunch and dinner services, many dishes and in fact many ingredients I began to […]

Chilli crab linguine

Chilli Crab Linguini

  Chilli crab linguine was the first dish I tried to cook from the River Cafe cookbook when it first came out. I did eat there a couple of times a few years ago and one of the starters I had was griddled squid with chilli, lemon & rocket. So I knew those flavours would […]

Cornish crab

crab close up

                          As I am spending a large part of the Easter holidays in Cornwall, I thought I should do some justice to some of the finest local produce that Cornwall has to offer. One of my favourite ever ingredients is crab and luckily […]