Pork Fillet with Creamy Camembert Sauce

Pork Fillet with Creamy Camembert Sauce

There are no two ways about it. I love pork fillet/tenderloin. Especially when it is cooked to perfection and still slightly rosy pink inside. Drizzle a delicious sauce on top and I’m in my element. I’ve given you recipes where the meat is paired with fruit, marinated in a charming Chinese sauce and soaked up […]

Pan-Fried John Dory with Creamy Mushroom and White Wine Sauce

Pan-Fried John Dory with Creamy Mushroom and White Wine Sauce

A quick recipe search for John Dory on a few food sites left me mostly empty-handed and disappointed. Thanks to Good Taste Foods, this was my first opportunity to taste this notorious fish and I really, really didn’t want to make a cock-up. It suddenly dawned on me you really can’t go wrong with serving […]

Don Pedro

Don Pedro

“Whizh-ki, please,” I replied to the waitress when asked how I would like my Don Pedro. This was back in the day when I thought the song, All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, was funny because it was so true. It definitely is one of my favourite desserts of all time. […]

Smoked Haddock Chowder

Smoked Haddock Chowder

Are you guys still on a diet? If you were on the virtuous road of healthy eating the last few days, watch out, because I’m about to kick you off the wagon to join the rest of us blissfully ignorant, hedonistic eaters. My relationship with the phenomenon known as chowder has been a rocky ride. […]

Creamy Potato, Bacon & Brie Tartiflette

Creamy Potato, Bacon & Brie Tartiflette

You can tell it is winter now. Some mornings the harvested corn fields are as white as snow then the ice melts slowly as the sun lazily makes an appearance on the horizon. Sometimes it’s dry, sometimes it rains, wonderfully turning all grassy areas in a muddy sludge, ideal for taking the dogs out for […]

Raspberry & Lime Cheesecake

Raspberry & Lime Cheesecake

A few months ago Neil’s mother gave a transparent plastic box with some recipes in it. It was quite handy to file away the rest of the loose recipes lying around the house and the box since then has been sitting on the piano in my office. Now I can tell from personal experience branding […]

Leek-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with a Creamy White Wine Sauce

Leek-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with a Creamy White Wine Sauce

As much as these chicken rolls were a joy to eat, it is a bit tedious to make, so reserve this recipe for when you want to impress your guess (not without practising first though!). One thing I love about the internet is that it is so easy to obtain information. A quick search on […]

Gorgonzola & Pine Nut Pasta

Gorgonzola & Pine Nut Pasta

Dieters, look away! Just staring at these pictures will make you put on a few pounds. Cheese, cream and nuts; it’s every fat-phobic person’s nightmare. And for the non-dieters out there? Heaven! This dish takes just half an hour to prepare, ideal for week nights. After devouring your bowlful and licking out the saucepan you […]

Mussels with Leeks, Sherry and Cream

Mussels with Leeks, Sherry and Cream

Once in a while I get a craving for mussels and this is the recipe I usually prepare to satisfy my need. It’s dead easy to follow and very quick to make. What I love especially of this dish is the sauce, so much so that I end up scraping every last drop out of […]

Creamy Pecorino & Lemon Pasta

Creamy Pecorino & Lemon Pasta

Everyone knows about Parmesan, also known as Parmigiano Reggiano, but what about Pecorino Romano? It is aged and hardened especially for grating and can be exactly the same way that Parmesan is. So what’s the difference? One, Parmesan is made of cow’s milk whereas Pecorino comes from ewe’s milk. Two, Pecorino has a saltier and […]