Jim Lahey’s No Knead Bread


Every once in a while recipe comes along and becomes an immediate game changer. Jim Lahey’s no knead bread recipe is one such recipe. Since reading about it I’ve barely made a loaf by another method. The results are just SO good and it simply couldn’t be easier. Even if Continue reading

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Turkey, Ham & Stilton Tartlets


The three main ingredients in this recipe are standard Christmas leftovers, so I decided to put them together, knock up these little tartlets – an homage to the much  maligned vol au vent – and enter the monthly Tea Time Treats event run by Lavender & Lovage and Travels for Taste,  which is being hosted this month hosted by Jo’s Kitchen. Since every professional chef on TV tells us to buy good puff pastry rather than

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Zesty Orange & Coriander Infused Gravadlax


When I first read Nigel Slater’s recipe for Gravadlax I realised that you need no special equipment to make the cold-cured version of smoked salmon and furthermore, the  Continue reading

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Perfect Poached Eggs


How many times has your poached egg dissolved into a mass of frilly white fronds with barely any egg white clinging to an under to over cooked yolk? So disappointing when you’ve been looking forward to it and can’t be bothered to make another. For perfect poached eggs every time there are three essentials, which are Continue reading

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January 3, 2017 · 4:19 pm

Hong Kong Style Steamed Grouper Fish


The array of fish and seafood available in Wing Yip stores is absolutely mind-boggling and never fails to enthrall me, not least because it includes a big tank of live lobsters. Both fresh and frozen, it is always as reasonably priced as one could hope for. One of the very best things to do with a whole grouper fish is to steam it Hong Kong Style. It’s simple, it’s quick, it’s  Continue reading

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January 3, 2017 · 4:17 pm



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January 3, 2017 · 4:15 pm

Lapin a la Moutarde (Rabbit in Mustard Sauce)


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January 3, 2017 · 4:13 pm