Pan fried Creole rainbow trout

This was the best way we’ve had rainbow trout so far!  We’ve a lovely recipe for making our own Creole spice mix, which was used for tonight’s dinner.  You can do this with a more basic Cajun spice mix too!  It will still be delicious! You fillet your fish (or ask the fish monger to…

Asparagus quiche, no pastry!

Inspired by a recent video doing the rounds on Facebook from Tesco, we decided to make a healthy low fat quiche, using sweet potato as suggested in thin layers instead of pastry for the bottom. It turns out we didn’t have a decent dish for this either, so it was made in a Pyrex casserole…

Duck leg, noodles and vegetables

There are some evenings when you know you are busy and want something that pleases the eye that doesn’t take 4 hours to prep! Two duck legs roasted in the oven for 45 minutes, stripped from the bone and then fried off with honey, soy and 5-spice, this makes it a little bit like crispy…

Bajan seasoned belly pork et al

As mentioned yesterday, we found an amazing recipe for a Bajan green seasoning mix last year, made with lots of tasty fresh ingredients, here’s the link to the recipe. Yesterday we had some belly pork left over from the recipe we were making, so we used this as a marinade as there was some in…

Chokeberry, time to pot on already!

We bought these 2 little chokeberry (Aronia) bushes back in April, having done a little research into how beneficial their berries are and what awesome jam they make!  Long term investment growing anything fruiting, but we were hopeful they’d be quicker to get to harvest than the blueberries!!! (5 years and counting, they are slow…

Rabbit and belly pork vindaloo

This is not as strange a combination as you may at first think.  The fat in the belly pork balances the lack of in the rabbit and makes for a very thick and delicious “gravy” for the curry. The first time we made this curry, we followed the recipe and then decided what things we…

Omlette; feta, chive flowers & smoked garlic

We don’t have many chive flowers left now, we’ve left 2/3rds of them so that the bees can visit and the chive plants will continue to grow year on year.  It’s been wonderful to make a few recipes with them this year that are new to us! Today’s quick lunch, chives, chive flowers and smoked…

So many veggies and fruits growing well!

Quick trawl of the garden tonight is showing lots of promise for some good harvests to come.  So far the broad beans are flowering like mad, being visited by lots of pollinators and currently are not being attacked by aphids.  It’s time to start checking them daily for that problem though! The early peas have…

Roast chicken and chicken supreme

We roasted a small chicken yesterday, well there is only the two of us after all!  We were lucky enough to have hubby’s favourite potatoes in the potato bag still (Jersey Royals) and some local asparagus and broccoli to go with it.  The cooking juices were used to make the gravy.  Hubby is a leg…

Chive flowers and asparagus

Asparagus is one of those wonderful delicate flavours and it’s always a joy to cook for lunch as it’s super quick! Have taken some inspiration from https://www.thespruceeats.com/ today for one of their recipes.  As hubby and I like strong flavours we’ve made a few adaptations of our own. We added the zest of the lemon to…