Zest and Herbs

Book Review: Mitch Tonks’ Fish

One thing my bookshelf had been missing for quite some time is a good, introductory fish cookery book.  Rather than turn to one of my favourite cookery writers – and … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yuzu “marmalade” cake

It’s been a long time since I last posted any sweet recipes on this site (it was an apple cake back in October!).  I’ve still been baking, but I simply … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Winter Salad Wednesday: Roast duck leg, parsnip, watercress

It’s quite difficult to really define what does and doesn’t qualify as a salad.  If you were to serve all the individual parts of this dish separately on a plate, a … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Winter salad Wednesday: Smoked cod, orange, beetroot.

A lot of our preconceptions about healthy, diet food centre on Mediterranean fruit and vegetables, tomatoes, courgettes and cucumbers rather than Northern European turnips and potatoes. In essence though, those … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Lemon juice-pickled onions with liver

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but for many they can be food related. If you’re looking to try new things, eat more healthily or be more responsible or … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Book review: Dabbous by Ollie Dabbous

With an RRP of £50, Dabbous is a book I’d never have considered buying for myself.  Instead I received it through a Twitter giveaway from Sous Chef (and in the interests … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Squash soup

I recently read in the papers about the horrific food waste associated with Halloween pumpkins.  This neither shocked nor surprised me: the pumpkins you buy in supermarkets for carving aren’t really worth eating … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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