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Meat recipes, Uncategorized

Tamarind ribs

I absolutely love ribs. There’s the way the meat falls away from the bone (if they are properly cooked), the flavour of the marinade and that immense satisfaction that comes from eating with your hands and making something of a mess! It also reminds me of my childhood when we used to drive up to […]

Pasta recipes, Uncategorized

Tagliatelle with pancetta, peas and peppercorns

So here’ s my second recipe, this time using the green peppercorns from Sainsbury’s Speciality Ingredients Range. The aromas were stupendous while I was cooking this dish – it’s such a heavenly match of ingredients. You have the sweetness of the peas, the herby flavours of parsley and mint, the saltiness of the pancetta and […]

Poultry recipes, Uncategorized

Asian chicken skewers

I love cooking because it’s such a great creative outlet. You need to take time over each stage, deciding what to cook, choosing the right ingredients, preparing everything, cooking it perfectly and making sure it looks tasty when you serve it up. To me none of this stressful, I love poring over recipe books, surfing […]

Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

A day in London’s chocolate heaven

Need something different to do this weekend? How about a Chocolate Ecstasy tour of our beautiful city, where you can eat chocolate for hours while ambling through some of the most stylish parts of London. I did the Chelsea tour which started in Pimlico, near Sloane Square tube station and finished near Victoria. The tour […]

Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Bulls, markets and Marc at 5am in St Remy

My first guest blogger on my new blog. Welcome Jan Orchard. She wrote about her visit to Arzak in San Sebastian for the previous, destroyed blog and I’m glad to say has agreed to making another appearance. And it’s a real goodie from the town of St Remy in Provence, France. Visiting St Remy by […]

Snack recipes

Zesty citrus olives

I love olives. And I love it when you’re in a bar and they bring you a bowl of olives with your drink. Specially if I’m with my husband as he hates them (too salty) and I can scoff the whole bowl myself. It’s allowed, they’re delicious and good for you. Olives come in many […]