Month: March 2015

Moqueca De Camarao

Moqueca De Camarao

We’re back in Brazil today, we’re missing daughter Isla lots. We love hearing about her latest adventures and seeing stunning photos and like the rest of her family she’s a big foodie, a fabulous cook in her own right and loves to experiment with new dishes. She absolutely loves prawns […]

Meat Free Monday: Bumbu – Terong Balado

Meat Free Monday: Bumbu – Terong Balado

It’s Meat Free Monday and we are cooking up the most delicious Indonesian dish Terong Balado, made with aubergines and a fabulously aromatic paste or Bumbu. Bumbu is the Indonesian word for seasoning, and it commonly appears in the names of certain spice mixtures, sauces and seasoning pastes. Commonly found in […]

Eat More Fish : Lamprey à la Bordelaise

Eat More Fish : Lamprey à la Bordelaise

Welcome to Eat More Fish, today a rather strange looking creature the Lamprey. Famed by Gloucester’s tradition of marking royal milestones with a special Lamprey pie, today we are crossing the channel and pan frying our lamprey before adding it to a traditional bordelaise sauce, rich and packed with flavour. […]

Crispy Wontons

Crispy Wontons

I’ve dreamed about noodle soup recently, with a rich aromatic broth, sea vegetables, fish and of course ramen noodles. Why am I telling you this? Well,  I’ve also been promising Caro I’d make her crispy wontons for ages and so I set off for our local Chinese supermarket early on […]

Hot Cross Buns With Mahlab and Mixed Fruit

Hot Cross Buns With Mahlab and Mixed Fruit

Mahlab is an aromatic spice which is made from the seeds of a species of cherry, Prunus mahaleb (the St Lucie/St Lucy cherry, or the Mahaleb cherry). The cherries are found in various areas of the Mediterranean. The stones are dried and cracked open to extract the cherry pit (seed […]

Meat Free Monday – Freekeh and Herb Salad

Meat Free Monday – Freekeh and Herb Salad

Welcome to Meat Free Monday this morning and to a grain which is a firm favourite in our house. I was first introduced to Freekeh when I was on my hard cheese-making course with Shebbear Cheese Company and lovely Sarah Styles-Power showed me some she’d bought and completely raved about […]

Lemon and Herb Fingerling Potatoes

Lemon and Herb Fingerling Potatoes

It’s St.Patricks day and it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t celebrate with the nations favourite vegetable – the potato. Today, a rather interesting potato – thefingerling Potato . Éirinn go Brách ! A fingerling potato is a small, finger-shaped potato from any number of heritage potato cultivars. Fingerlings are varieties […]

Meat Free Monday : Wattleseed

Meat Free Monday : Wattleseed

We are delighted to welcome back Malynka Williams to the blog today. Malynka, who is a third generation Australian who was raised on the edge of the South Australian desert. Her ancestors migrated from England as free settlers around 1852. The area in which she grew up was home to […]