Tag: food

Fabian’s Bloody Worms with Brains and Bat Droppings

I know it is still still a month to Halloween, but what kid doesn’t like a bit of blood and guts? The Fabian of the recipe title is a very rambunctious 7 year old who can eat very big portions of pasta….I am not sure… Continue Reading “Fabian’s Bloody Worms with Brains and Bat Droppings”

Broccotato Quffins

Recipe number 2! I am on a roll (sort of). Moving from sweet to savoury today. This is a recipe from Katherine, (but the name is mine). Perfect for breakfast, lunch, snacking, picnics….These are good hot out of the oven, or at room temp.… Continue Reading “Broccotato Quffins”

Simple Sunday Pleasures….and a new cheese discovery

Scrambled eggs on toast. That’s it. OK….with a grating of a bit of hard cheese…and maybe a drizzle of truffle oil on a special Sunday, but really…two fresh eggs, scrambled (or scrumbled if you live in Germany and have a dodgy menu translation) and… Continue Reading “Simple Sunday Pleasures….and a new cheese discovery”

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

Brief Moments in Barcelona

So….the glamourous life of working in far-flung locations. Someday I might experience that…in the meantime I tend to spend too much time in airline lounges and taxi cabs.  For now, until I find the glamour, I do try to at least sneak out and… Continue Reading “Brief Moments in Barcelona”

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… Continue Reading “Wahaca and Caribbean inspired cilantro rice”

The three part fish sale in the Bahamas

First off…I am glad I wore trainers as I didn’t realise fish shopping would mean scrambling over fishing boats. I was on a mission for a grouper.  Surprisingly, the only fish to be found in the supermarkets near where I am staying in Cable… Continue Reading “The three part fish sale in the Bahamas”

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… Continue Reading “Duck with blueberry-orange sauce and sweet potato dumplings”

Truffles and tomatoes

Last summer I fell in love.  I spent a few days in Cortona and fell in love with truffles.  Truffle oil…truffles on pizza, truffles on pasta…truffle-infused honey with pecorino…I left with a jar of truffles and a shiny new truffle slicer.  For a month… Continue Reading “Truffles and tomatoes”