Category Archives: Fish

March 26

SWEETCORN, CRAB AND CHILLI RISOTTO

This is one of those recipes I almost didn’t blog. Why? Well, it includes an ingredient that for some reason seems a little embarrassing. A bit like scrolling through my albums in front of Ed the sound recordist the other day to find ‘Ethiopique – music of the 60’s and 70’s recorded on 2 tracks in […]

February 26

FISH PIE (THERMOMIX)

I can’t abide leftovers. By that I mean, I do hate things sitting in the fridge and not being used only to be chucked away when they turn into ‘whew…what’s that smell’ when you open the door. So the dozen or so cooked prawns still sitting in the jellied stock from my ‘Shrimp ‘n’ Grits’ […]

February 23

GRILLED POLENTA WITH SHRIMP, LARDONS AND MUSHROOM BROTH

My lunch date was enviably pretty – and slim despite her successful career as a food writer and cook, so you may think I wouldn’t be predisposed to affection. However, on looking at the concise menu at The Lockhart – London’s latest paean to Southern cuisine – she posed a question that utterly bewitched me. […]

February 20

MAKING THE MOST OF A MEAL DEAL…

One of the irritations of singledom  I have touched on in previous posts, is the exclusion from the benefits of supermarket offers. Meal Deals are usually aimed at couples without imagination or families in a panic. But I am neither of those things yet I’ve taken to buying them anyway with the express aim of […]

Valentine’s eve…

In all the 14th of Februaries that passed during our relationship, I’m not sure if my beloved and I ever spent one together. We were often separated by work or geography but I can’t say it ever bothered me. Like most of the people I hope are reading this, I have a healthy disdain for […]

January 26

GOODE & WRIGHT REVIEW/ LO CAL SALMON

I’m doing this stupid Fast Diet. It’s only stupid on actual fasting days. The rest of the time I’m borderline evangelical about it. For those of you who are ‘naturally thin’ (yeah, right) or have been under a weight-loss rock, the eating plan involves eating exactly what you like for 5 days a week and […]

August 01

SALADE NICOISE-ISH

What?…Please…the Olympics are on! Don’t bother me. In fact, who on earth has time to cook when this festival of sport is filling our screen and hearts with such unknown passion? In fact, forget preparing meals, I barely have time to eat! And I have to say if you’d told me I’d feel like this […]

July 22

SOYA GLAZED SALMON & ASPARAGUS/ODEON LOUNGE

Drag and drop. Drag and drop. Try again. Drag and drop. I was trying to move my little blob head and square body onto a seat in the online booking system for The Odeon Lounge. And then I realised; I couldn’t release my little avatar because my little avatar was a solo avatar. Poor thing. She […]

June 23

SOUP ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Even when I was well loved-up, we’d usually spend Saturday evenings at home. Love of my life and I worked hard and often in different cities so after traveling on a Friday we’d go out in either London or Munich. Saturday mornings were lovely languid affairs followed by a gallery and a bit of shopping…usually […]

June 22

CLAMS WITH GARLIC SCAPES & CHILLI

I love the idea of doing all my shopping at the little shops that are close by to me here in London. I’m really lucky to have a butcher and fishmonger, a street market and terrific greengrocer all within walking distance. But the pressures of modern life and the unwillingness of said purveyors to stay […]