Spring, family gatherings, and Ottolenghi

Spring has arrived early this year. The lovely weather was enjoyed first when we went to the south of France to get things ready for the season in our little house.  I was hoping to get some food ideas, eating out while we were there but, unfortunately, we went too...

Gravad lax – it’s really easy!

A few weeks ago I went to the closest fishmonger in my town and bought a big chunk of fresh tuna, which at that point, I had no idea what to do with.  Beside the tuna, I also bought the freshest looking samphire/glasswort, as I love this sea vegetable cooked the...

GONG XI FA CAI – Happy New Year!

Even though I am not Chinese, my family has lived amongst Chinese families as long as I can remember. In fact one of my sisters was married to a lovely Chinese who sadly died at a very early age (36 years old). We remember him fondly when we sit around my...

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