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Rage against the oil

The truffle oil tide is turning. Chefs can no longer pretend that it is anything other than a chemical, (and they wouldn’t use artificial vanilla essence anymore would they?).

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Cooking with truffles #3 -The recipes

The temptation is to show off with this expensive ingredient. Starting simply gives rewards.

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Cooking with truffles #2 – Tasting

First you have to learn what fresh truffles taste like. The solution is to eat out.

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Honey grilled nectarines

“When I was young there was an old guy who would work the hives here on the island. He got stung badly and went to hospital, and there was no-one else to look after them. A guy from the Department of Agriculture showed me how to do it. We got a new queen, and there…

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Sichuan-style green beans with pork mince

There are many variations of this classic Chinese dish, this one works well.

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Summer Pudding

When the prices of store bought berries drop and when the red currants are ready in our garden, it’s time to make our favourite summer desert.

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