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before: portobello mushies, thyme, chilli and cheddar....

Baked Mushrooms

In the spirit of Stone Soups “5 ingredients or less” here’s lunch I made the other day, courtesy of Jamie Oliver. Taste all of about 5 minutes work and tastes great. Would work as a light lunch with a salad, as a side dish or just as a yummy snack as we had it. Portobello […]

Mum's Creme Brulee

Mum’s Creme Brulee

Creme brulee is one of those things that exemplifies French food. Simple, it’s basically just cooked custard with a sugary coating but a mouthful of a well made creme brulee is heaven. I’ve seen a million recipes for this – this one is from my mum and has never failed me. You can flavour your custard […]

Thai-style Fried Rice with Prawns

Thai-style Fried Rice with Prawns

Much to my delight, we live a hundred metres off “Asian supermarket street” that is to say: Hämeentie. They’re cheap and you can find ingredients from there that you cannot find elsewhere. In fact, that you may not even have a clue how to use. But all part of the fun. In any case, they […]

after: it you see a slightly ethereal haze to this that's because the camera hadn't quite warmed up from a walk in -20C just before this

Tomato and Goats Cheese Soup

The other day I was wandering around the supermarket and spotted a lot of interesting looking tomatoes from Turkey. Green tigerish looking ones. Yellow and red mini-plum ones. Cherry red on the vine. And though it’s a fools dream, given I’m sure they were picked far pre-their-best and ripened in transit, I thought back to how awesome […]