Thursday 26 May 2011

Neals Yard Maturing Arches.

Headed down to Neals Yard maturing arches this morning.
What a cheese fest!
Tried some fantastic British cheeses, among the best a rare cheese called St.James, only 6 cheeses are made each day for only 5 months of the year!

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Mums trifle

My mums 'the Don' at cooking!
Check out this retro trifle she made!

English produce found in New Covent Garden Market.

Heritage Tomatoes, purple (aka truffle) potatoes, pak choi and some fantastic marsh samphire which has a 3 week season!

Sunday Roast.

My new commis chef gave me a hand preparing a roast chicken last weekend.
Check out this yorkie! Got stuck in the oven!

Rainbow chard.... Season starts now.

Thursday 19 May 2011


I made Smoked Mackeral Kedgeree the other day.
Slightly different taste than if I had made it in the more common way, with Smoked Haddock.
But as Mackeral is much more sustainable, I thought that I would give it a try!

Green, Purple & Wild Asparagus.

Melon,Thai basil & pickled cucumber.

There will be some lovely melons about in the coming weeks,
I came up this salad using Watermelon, Cantaloupe & Honeydew.

Thursday 12 May 2011

Worlds Best Butcher!

Buy all of my meat from these guys, just 10 times better than anywhere else.
They are so dedicated to supplying great meat.
This is a Norfolk White chicken that I bought from them, will set you back about £15 though! But then when you think about it whats £15 for an amazing chicken when my Mrs, spends £100 on a pair a boots that she'll wear 3 times! And it was so big I managed to get 6 large portions from 1 bird!

English Asparagus.

In season and tastes great.

Wow, felt amazing after eating this!

Wild garlic puree, English asparagus, freerange poached eggs.

Everything in season and full of vitamins!
Felt like superman!

Friday 6 May 2011

Strausberries & Pineberries

I found these pretty little things in the market the other day.
Just like strawberries but sweeter.

Wild Garlic Flowers

Down The Market

Been on a few trips down to New Covent Garden market lately,
heres a few pics of a few bits I came across.
Among them some lovely garlid, multicoloured carrots, wild asparagus and sweet tomatoes.

Dragon Fruit

Found this in the market.