Starter Recipes

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette

I find quinoa fascinating, I still treat is as a new found ingredient even though it’s been in my store cupboard for two years now and sold in most supermarkets.…

Pickled Summer Carrot, Salmon Gravalax and Borage

Once the blue flowers of the borage appear, followed closely by the electric orange and yellow flowers of the nasturtium I know summer is in full swing. It makes me …

The British Larder Waldorf Salad

Finally  summer has arrived. Out with stodgy hearty meals and in with light but punchy salads. I love classic recipes and this Waldorf salad is  a good old classic but …

Roasted Woodpigeon Breast with Pickled Morel Mushrooms and Watercress Emulsion

Everyone has probably used the old cliche of ‘ not judging a book by it’s cover’ more than once in their lifetime. I used to cast this judgment on pigeons. …

Asparagus Soup with Crisp Asparagus Rolls

A few weeks ago Mr.P and I went to spend a night in Nine Elms….. No it’s no horror story, no ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ but it was actually a …

Saffron Orange Soused Mackerel Salad

This dish is fast becoming one of my favourites. It’s fairly easy to make and has maximum impact for not a lot of effort. I have cooked this dish several …

Warm Treacle Cider Ham Hock Spring Barley Salad with Rumpy Rolls

It’s mid May and the height of spring, but with the chill in the air it hardly feels seasonal. All the signs are there with the British Asparagus season in …

Richardson’s Smokehouse Smoked Mackerel Spring Salad with Ham Cakes and Dill Crème Fraiche

The inspiration for this dish came from our visit to Orford, Suffolk. It’s a beautiful sea side village with several smokehouses and the one that I love visiting every time  …

Carpaccio of Suffolk Cod with Shallot, Ginger and Soy Vinaigrette

Isn’t this a pretty plate of food? It not only looks good  but tastes absolutely magnificent. You might frown at the thought of raw cod, but take my word  it’s …

Baked Potato and Leek Soup With Roasted Chicken Cigarillos

Where has the sun gone!?!? Just as the bank holiday approaches the sun disappears. The truth is that the weather people have a more sophisticated answer for what’s happening i.e.- …

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