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Kimchi

I started my first batch of Kimchi last night. Adapted the recipe slightly but hopefully not enough to stop the cabbage fermenting. Already had a taste this morning and as … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Red-Eye’ Maple Bacon

Another week and another pork loin to continue the bacon making experiments! Starting with a small 800g pork loin joint. I prefer a lean bacon for eating generally so I … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Southern (London) (un)Fried Chicken

 Simple but effective and healthy, this is a low fat, gluten free southern fried chicken type dish.  I mixed course polenta with a little grated Parmesan, salt, pepper, paprika … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Deli Sandwich – Catford Style

Wholemeal bread with some of my homemade salt beef, dill pickle and a mayonnaise made with the confit of shallots. Simple good food and so delicious.

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Memphis Marie’s Cornbread Muffins

Inspired by a recent trip to Bodean’s, I wanted to make some cornbread muffins. Now, my usual course of action would be to head to one of many cookbooks or … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Boopshi’s – Schnitzel & Spritz

On Valentine’s Day Matt and I celebrated with a trip down an abandoned tube station at Aldwych on the Strand. As he had booked this (and a hotel stay in the … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Confit Of Shallots

Trying to think of something rich and tasty to go with the salt beef I made the other day, I thought about an onion jam but that didn’t seem quite … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bodean’s BBQ Smoke House

Bodean’s BBQ Smoke House is a small chain of BBQ restaurants in the London area, famous for the selection of oak-smoked meats so tender that the menu proudly proclaims; Need … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Swedish Meatballs

Yesterday Matt and I had a day out at IKEA. A day out? Yup pretty much – there seem to be a number of hitherto unwritten rules about a trip … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nanfeng Mandarins

These Nanfeng Mandarins imported from China really are the most beautiful little citrus fruits. Also known as Cherry Orange or Mukaku-Kishu in Japan. They are super tiny, packed full of … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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