Happy Birthday My Little Chicken Wing

Today marks another milestone in our house, with my second child hitting the big 1-8. Legal, an adult, and all that comes with it. Exciting stuff. Today is also a day for my husband and I to sit back and reflect on an incredible journey. From the day we found out we were expecting him, barely ...

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Bakalar {Salted Cod} Salad

Using the other half of the salted cod left over from making the fritters, here is a classic and very traditional Dalmatian salad. I prefer to make this with the salted cod as it’s much milder and the flesh is so moist. You can also use the dried cod, which is also sold as stockfish, ...

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Thai Fish Cakes

These delicious morsels have been a bit of trial and error for me, and I have to say that I absolutely swear by this recipe. I skip using any egg white as I just think they are far better without, and always use a good firm flesh fish. The trick is not to over process ...

Sixteen Candles…

Still on my nostalgia kick, and just about to hit the peak of our family birthday season, I naturally got to thinking about birthdays. There are birthdays and there are birthdays. As a child each and every single one is of earth shattering importance, and as an adult most of us tend to make a ...

Octopus Salad

This is a firm favourite in our home, with the adults anyway. This is a very traditional Dalmatian recipe, with the red wine, though making it without potatoes is actually more typical of the Istrian peninsula. If you love octopus I would urge you to give this a go as it really is very easy. ...

A Box Full Of Memories

There’s an old shoe box that has been parked under my bed in every bedroom I have called mine in the last twenty years. It sits there being ignored and gathering dust, forgotten for most of the time. But every now and then, usually when furniture is being re-arranged, I notice it again, and I ...

Churros & Hot Chocolate

My daughter and I have a particular weakness for these Spanish deep-fried sugar-coated donut-y treats. They certainly don’t tick any boxes for healthy, but they definitely tick the box for delicious. And even though you may need some experience in the kitchen to make them, there are so few ingredients, all pantry or fridge staples, ...

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Bakalar (Salted Cod) Fritters

This is one recipe that definitely falls into the labour-of-love basket. You need to start soaking it two days before you plan on cooking it, there are quite a few steps involved in preparing it, and you need some serious muscle in stirring the batter. So why bother making it? Because it’s so incredibly delicious, ...

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Prawn Rice Paper Rolls

Okay, don’t hate me, but I am not going to be much help with actual quantities for this recipe. On the plus side, it requires no cooking, is light and healthy, and tastes delicious. I usually just keep making the rolls until I run out of ingredients for the filling, though if making it for ...

It’s A Long Way Back To Bed…

This post will no doubt be able to write itself, since I have had one of those weeks. It all started last weekend when, amid much excitement, we were eagerly anticipating seeing The Beasts Of Bourbon two nights in a row, with two different lineups and different set-lists. No FFS Until Friday morning when I ...

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