White Asparagus (or green) - A recipe Collection to get the best of the seriously short season.

 A Celebration of White Asparagus:  My Recipe CollectionOr, what I've learnt about the white stuff since living in The Netherlands.  Or, I really have tried my best to integrate, even in the kitchen.  Or, If you can't beat them join them....more

Recipe for Asian Coleslaw with Baked Salmon

Quick and Easy, Great for Brunch or Lunch.Eating out is my favourite thing.  My second favourite thing is eating in.  This is kind of how this recipe for Asian Coleslaw with Baked Salmon Came about.  I was having lunch a couple of weeks ago in Riva, Amsterdam (I'm so lucky that they are like literally 100 paces from my front door), and my meal was distracting me from the company.  It was one of those perf...more

Sweet, Spicy Cherry Tomato Pasta

Recipe for Sweet and Spicy Cherry Tomato Spaghetti....more

Going Gluten Free Wasn't So Scary After All

This recipe for tapioca pudding with pineapple and coconut started as a bit of a food shock....more

Recipe for Slow Braised Spicy Pork Shoulder

This recipe for spicy braised pork shoulder started with a bit of a mix up.  Luckily, my husband doesn't mind being sent out to get the shopping.  He does have one (well more actually, but I'll only tell you about this one for now) stipulation.  That is, that I don't ask him to get 'strange' things.  By that he means food that's not on our standard shopping list.  He gets uncomfortable with anything that goes off piste from the weekly shop.  I try to stick with this, but sometimes ...  This was one of those times.  I wanted him to go to the butcher an...more

Scot or Not, Join the Burns' night Celebrations with my party Haggis Samosa's

It's here again, Burns' night.  Roll out the haggis.All over the world, Scots will be celebrating their national poet tonight with meals of haggis neeps 'n' tatties (haggis, turnip and potato).  His famous poems and songs will be sung and, for those of us Scots living outside the country a nostalgic tear or two will more than likely be shed....more

Roast Chicken 2.0: Chicken Stock

I feel I am on a mission.  After somebody telling me not to post about roast chicken - how dare they.   Well I posted my favourite 'how to' roast a chicken yesterday and I feel it is my duty to follow up.  What better way than with a recipe for chicken stock....more

Tell me not to write about roast chicken would you?

I was reading an article written by  a food blogger about what she had decided were the most annoying things that other food bloggers and recipe writers do.  One of the things she asked us all to do was to stop posting recipes for Roast Chicken.  She said that if your readers didn't know how to do that, then there's not much hope for them.  I didn't like the comment or the tone.  It wasn't so many years ago that I didn't know how to roast a chicken.  I didn't consider myself hopeless, but I was just lacking in knowledge.  I understand all to...more

10 Helpful Tips That Will Get You Eating Healthy

There was a lot I learned during my journey to change from being a fat, food-addicted, food-fearing, yo-yo dieter into a healthy-weighted, food-enjoying, former food junkie. And now, I pass these lessons along to you with the hope that these 10 tips will help you, too. ...more
HarleyLeBon TheCookingCoach Disagree wholeheartedly with this. Lose the carbs which are no ...more

Cous Cous with Roast Fennel and Mackerel

If I was one of those people, you know the ones, who bang on about superfoods and the like, I might say that this recipe was jam packed with them, but I won't.  I'll just say that this healthy combination of great tasting fresh food is fab, even if it does seem a bit weird.Preparation Time: 20 minutesCooking Time: 25 minutes...more