vinegar – balsamic

Venison steaks with a red wine, balsamic & shiitake mushroom sauce

Thumbnail image for Venison steaks with a red wine, balsamic & shiitake mushroom sauce April 18, 2012

  The human race has many motivators – stimuli that cause us to behave in a certain fashion or refrain from behaving in a certain fashion. The desire for approval is a huge motivator, relied on for centuries by parents who would tell you sadly how disappointed they were in your behaviour rather than yelling […]

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Tomato, pesto & thyme tarte tatin

Thumbnail image for Tomato, pesto & thyme tarte tatin May 1, 2011

Travel:  I love how it broadens the mind (and the derriere, if you eat as much when travelling as I do!).  Living in one country you always seem to think that its problems are totally unique; that its traditions are novel, and its way of doing things correct. It’s only when you travel abroad that you begin […]

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Crispy duck breasts with a wild cherry balsamic reduction

Thumbnail image for Crispy duck breasts with a wild cherry balsamic reduction August 3, 2010

I expected a lot of things when I came to live in England. I expected the weather to be depressing – tick.  I expected to be a little homesick – tick.  I expected to see lots of shows and concerts – tick.  I expected to develop unnatural cravings for biltong, Peppermint Crisp and NikNaks – […]

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