Category: Cook it up

….and new butcher

McKanna Meats at 21 Theobald’s Road….not quite a five minute walk from my new office and a meat-lovers dream! Recommended by a friend who works at the BBC. The first thing she said when I told her I would be at Chancery Lane was,…

“Whiff of Autumn” shoulder of lamb, with cumin-orange mashed sweet potato and minted spicy corn relish

Lamb 1/2 shoulder of lamb (bone in) 1 yellow onion, peeled and quartered 2 cox apples, peeled and quartered 8 cloves garlic, peeled few cloves stick cinnamon 2 dried red chilies (if I had them I would have used chipotle) few sprigs rosemary 2…

Wahaca and Caribbean inspired cilantro rice

So Wahaca is not a serious mis-spelling of Oaxaca, but rather a tasty Mexcian Restaurant near Covent Garden in London.  They serve up great ‘street food’, tacos, tostadas, quesadilla…burritos…guacamole…well you get the idea.  The food is  yummy and  fresh, and decently priced so you…

Duck with blueberry-orange sauce and sweet potato dumplings

So I had a lovely duck breast…some blueberries and a sweet potato and here is what came together: Duck Make a few slashes in the duck skin without piercing the meat. Mix a couple tablespoons extra virgin rapeseed oil (or olive oil) with 5…