Beef and mushrooms stew

Beef and mushrooms stew

Autumn… cold and rainy days, long evenings and stews! Stews are such an autumnal type of food. Rich, warming, comforting, with long cooked meat that almost melts away in your mouth. There is nothing better to eat on a cold November evening. This time of year there are not issues with having the oven on for long. As a matter of fact I love when the kitchen gets heated with the oven on and the lovely aroma from the dish…

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Sweet and hot crusted salmon fillets

Sweet and hot crusted salmon fillets

The salmon is the king of fish. It develops muscles as it swims upstream in search of its native in order to spawn, having spent the winter months in its ocean feeding grounds. A wild salmon has a firm-textured flesh with more flavour and less fat than that of a farmed salmon. Salmon gets its distinctive pink colour from pigments that accumulate as it feeds on a diet of krill, shrimp and other ocean crustaceans. Regardless whether you cook with…

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Maple roasted butternut squash with pine nuts.

Maple roasted butternut squash with pine nuts.

Pumpkin season is in a full swing and all kinds of pumpkins being marketed and sold around this time of year. Butternut squash may not be the most popular choice for Halloween carvings but is an excellent and versatile cooking ingredient. I already published a recipe for a butternut squash soup, it also works well in a risotto. But this time I used it in a try roast style dish that replaces potatoes in the usual role of the starch…

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Parmesan crusted sea bass

Parmesan crusted sea bass

Last night both my wife Becky and I were back home quite late. When you are tired after the whole day in the office all you want is a nice tasting dinner and preferably one that does not take ages to cook. I love fish and seafood. Not only it is healthy but also tastes great and fish usually takes very little time to cook. This recipe is super quick. Normally I do not mix fish and cheese but for…

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Vegetable stock

Vegetable stock

I hate wasting food! I simply do not like to throw things away. I always try to plan our family menu for a week ahead so when it comes to shopping we only buy ingredients that we need. So when last week I found some veg left over after weekend cooking I decided that I will used them before they go off. As the dishes we had planned for the week would not utilise when I found on the bottom…

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