Turkey quiche

What do you do with the Thanksgiving leftovers?  You make a turkey quiche!  Pastry from plain flour, bran and goose fat – very succulent.  Line with cheese, then chopped yellow and red peppers, pieces of turkey, Italian seasoning, egg and goats milk.  A 170 oven for 40 minutes and there it is.  I ate it […]


Turkey and peppers pie

I browned chunks of turkey breast on the stove top in a little oil.  Into the dish they went with chopped up red and yellow peppers on top.  I added gravy made from chicken gravy granules and a sprinkling of Italian herbs.  The pie was top crust only, with a rolled out sheet of puff […]


Dumplings and schnitzel at Daquise

Daquise is a Polish restaurant near South Kensington tube station in London.  It is very good and reasonably priced, and their menu has several excellent Polish dishes.  This time I began with the pierogi, dumplings with various fillings – meat, cheese/potato/onion, and cabbage.  Really appetising.  I went on to enjoy veal schnitzel topped with a […]


Lamb, peach and ginger pie

It’s a dish I’ve cooked before, and it always works.  I sear the pieces of lamb in a pan on the stove top.  It goes into the pie dish with a peach chopped up into about half inch pieces.  I add a level spoon of ginger to the gravy granules, using a light gravy intended […]


Blueberry & chocolate cheesecake

The East India Club doesn’t have a dessert menu as such.  Instead they bring round a trolley loaded with goodies.  You can ask for the cheese trolley instead if you wish.  I do not usually eat dessert at lunchtime, but my companion went for the blueberry and chocolate cheesecake and declared it the best they […]


Season’s first pumpkin pie

I bought a small eating pumpkin, chopped it into small pieces after scooping out the seeds, boiled it and then pureed it once it was soft.  Then came the first pumpkin pie.  It had eggs and cream as well as the pumpkin, of course, but I only added a third of the sugar and syrup […]


Chorizo and sausage flatbread

The Blue Water poolside bar & restaurant on the 5th floor of the Miami InterContinental hotel is very pleasant with fantastic views of the bay area.  There is a light menu that features ‘flatbreads’ which are quite like small pizzas.  I had one with chorizo and sausage topping and found it very good.  It was […]


Apple pancake for breakfast

In the US they mix sweet and savoury more happily than we are used to, and it often works.  My breakfast at the JFK Hilton included an apple pancake as well as scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon.  The pancake was good, with some texture to the apples.  With a trickle of maple syrup on it, […]


Goose egg omelet

I used my goose egg in an omelet.  I sauteed chopped onion and courgette in a little oil in a pan with the lid on.  I hand-whisked the goose egg and poured it into a very hot pan with just a dab of butter.  In traditional style I used a wooden spoon to move the […]


Cooking a goose egg

Wow!  I’m looking forward to cooking this goose egg.  I occasionally buy them from a street stall near the Grafton Centre mall.  Their chemistry differs from that of a hen’s egg, and their taste is fuller and gamier.  I sometimes make an omelet from them, sometimes a quiche.  One egg feeds two.  I’ll report back […]