Month: July 2013

Turbot poached in Pernod

Turbot poached in Pernod

The turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) is a large left-eyed flatfish found primarily close to shore in sandy shallow waters in the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and along coastlines up to the Arctic circle. It is scaleless and its body is studded with numerous bony knobs, or ‘tubercles’. It can […]

Gỏi cuốn – Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Gỏi cuốn – Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Gỏi cuốn literally means salad rolls and in Southern and Northern Vietnamese dialect they are referred to as nem cuốn. I was introduced to these in the most exquisitely basic Vietnamese restaurant in Old Street. The only way I can describe them is mouthfuls of sunshine. The fragrant smell and taste […]

Sunday Lunch – Lobster à la Newberg.

Sunday Lunch – Lobster à la Newberg.

It’s Caro’s Birthday today, so it’s only right and proper that I serve something utterly luxurious for Sunday lunch  this week and one of her favourites is undoubtedly lobster. I’ve plumped for an American seafood dish which combines the lobster with butter, cream, cognac, sherry, eggs and cayenne pepper – […]

Happily Ever Afters – Amaretti

Happily Ever Afters – Amaretti

Happily Ever Afters is all about those wonderful Italian gems amaretti today. Colour coded wrappers and papers that rise skywards with a wish. I have a story about such wrappers. As a rookie in the Ad department of my first Publishing company, I was meeting clients for lunch. These were business […]

Heaven Preserve Us – Greek Salad Vinaigrette

Heaven Preserve Us – Greek Salad Vinaigrette

We been experimenting with a new vinaigrette in the Lover of Creating Flavours kitchen. We’ve encapsulated all the flavours that go into making Greek salad and put them in a kilner jar, including olives, one of our favourite h’orderves. We are not going to give our secret recipe away but […]

Artichoke, Chilli & Lemon Linguine

Artichoke, Chilli & Lemon Linguine

We love pasta and particularly love experimenting with flavours . These are some of our favourites. The combination of the lemon and artichoke together with the warmth of the chilli and crunch of the garlic breadcrumbs is absolutely delicious. I have to admit to being a big fan of vegetarian […]

Lychee – Cocktails and Canapés

Lychee – Cocktails and Canapés

I fully admit that during my time as Publisher at a rather large publishing house, I became addicted to these rather odd-looking fruits. reminiscent of cartoon eyeballs with a rather perfumed taste my capacity to consume the odd pound or two at my desk knew no bounds. We are giving […]

Meat Free Monday – Chocolate Goddess Pie

Meat Free Monday – Chocolate Goddess Pie

Hot off the press from their holiday in Gozo, Malta, Robin and Jenny Littman from Resource-Me  are  visiting the quite stunning temple of Gignatia and conjuring up a raw chocolate pie. You can find out more about what Robin and Jenny do by checking out their latest events on their Facebook page or […]