Date, bacon, blue cheese and crispy olives: Californian memories and a promise broken

On New Year’s Day this year I cooked a special three course meal for The Husband and I.  Special because first of all, it was just the two of us and we were (and still are) both a long way from our loved ones and second because it was the first day of a new… Continue reading Date, bacon, blue cheese and crispy olives: Californian memories and a promise broken

Three yolks and a naked orange

Or ‘Help! What can I do with leftovers?!’  Earlier this week I found myself with what I like to call a ‘naked orange’ languishing in the fridge along with three yolks.  Let’s consider the orange first.  Once you’ve stripped the zest from a citrus fruit it really is a race against time as there’s a… Continue reading Three yolks and a naked orange

Mediterranean Chicken

Back in the early days of my cooking career it really was a very dire situation. Once I’d progressed beyond buying ready-made meals and branched into using actual real ingredients my recipe repertoire was limited. Most days centred on something with a can of chopped tomatoes, red lentils and red peppers or various combinations of… Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken