Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

If you are a follower or even a fan of this blog, you’ll know that I love roasted red peppers (also pork belly, pasta and all things chicken but I digress).  No offense to fresh, crunchy, raw red peppers, but roasted is where it is at.  Soft, sweet and the perfect accompaniment to cheese (which…

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Seafood Nam Prik Pao

  Ah, beautiful Thailand.  Crystal clear water, sandy beaches, lush forests and of course, amazing food.  The first time I visited Thailand, I was young, single and free.  I stayed in a hostel in Phuket, spent my days on a boat – off day tripping everywhere and somewhere and, of course, eating at the local…

Kedgeree

      I know what you’re thinking….rice, fish, eggs?  Why?  How can this be good?  AND why is it eaten for breakfast?  Well, I hate to shatter your prejudices about British cuisine but I have to say that it can sometimes be surprisingly good and kedgeree – a breakfast dish that contains exactly those…

Easy Basil Tomato Sauce

      I don’t know about you but my 2 year old is my biggest critic.  If the scrambled eggs aren’t to her liking, she’ll leave them untouched.  If the roast chicken isn’t freshly cooked, it is not up to snuff.  She doesn’t like leftovers.  She won’t eat any pasta in a cream sauce. …

Beef Stroganoff

               Beef Stroganoff is one of those dishes that remind me of my childhood. The tender beef, the succulent mushrooms all in a creamy sauce over a pile of egg noodles.           The only problem with trying to recreate it now is that my mother…

Pasta Primavera

  Over the holiday season, I happily indulged in every craft beer and every pork product the United Kingdom had to offer and why not?  After all, I flew all at that way (15 hours in a plane!) with a toddler and I deserved weeks of treats for that. However, as soon as we touched…

Foolproof Cheesy Carbonara

    When I’m feeling particularly hedonistic, I find myself time and time again throwing together pasta carbonara for a decadent meal.  One day I found myself in the midst of putting it all together when I discovered that there just wasn’t enough Parmesan cheese to make it to my liking.  Still, the bacon was…

Croque Monsieur

         One of the perks of studying French at college was that I actually had to study abroad in France and for me that meant the university quarter in Paris.  In lectures on the rise of post modernism, formalist analysis of Baudelaire and trips to every art museum the city had to…

The Ultimate Tomato Soup

             In these trying times I find it difficult to be cheerful in my food blog.   We are living in highly charged political times and when you’re depressed by the news but can’t stop watching it, what’s the point of shamelessly promoting your chicken wing recipe? It just seems frivolous….