Puddings & Pies guest spot #1

Many of my friends are impressive cooks so I feel it’s only right that from time to time I feature their culinary skills as well! The first guest contributor to my blog is Justin De Souza…

Sea Bass five ways

I LOVE Sea Bass and I seem to have cooked rather a lot of it over the last few months, more than I’ve listed here but these are my favourite and also the prettiest! I thought…

REVIEW: Plateau revisited

I’m fully aware that I only posted about Plateau less than two weeks ago and was entirely complimentary about so I’m not going to do a full review (although I could happily rhapsodise about almost every aspect of the…

RECIPE: Crab & chilli linguine

Another weekend and another trip to Hove market.  The meat stall had a disappointing lack of choice, only pheasant or sausages so I wandered a bit further down to the fish stall in the hope of something that…

RECIPE: Haggis with whiskey sauce

When I was growing up we celebrated Burn’s Night every year with one of our closest family friends who was Scottish.  The thought of what was in Haggis never bothered me, I just wasn’t massively keen…

National Pie day

I love pies.  I love pies so much and eat them so often that I should in actual fact look like I “ate all the pies” (but thankfully I don’t).  I was delighted to discover that…

RECIPE: Honey-roasted lemon rabbit

Every Saturday in Hove there is a (tiny) farmer’s market in George Street.  In the past I’ve bought seasonal veg or pheasant (complete with pellets embedded in its flesh which i nearly cracked a tooth on)…