Dark morning, Strong gutsy winds and Frozen car windows...
Increasingly it's almost proper winter in Cornwall.
In such a miserable day, somehow I would like to make a hearty hot meal.
This time was Chilli Con Carne.
I have young children, who have more sensitive tastebuds than us adult, so I always add the smoked paprika powder instead of chilli powder for their sake.
Grownups can make up their plate with some spices and chilli paste to their favourite taste.
Everyone can share same dish with a little customised tuning, is that the advantage for home-style dish, isn't it?
I hope it will be sunny weekend this week, fingers crossed!
Wishing you a happy week.
Sometime these classic Japanese foods are on my menu...Sushi and Yakitori
I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Increasingly Christmas season is nearly there and this week the last week of November.
Take care and stay warm, everyone.
Tempura Soba, this is hugely popular and also very traditional food in Japan.
Soba contains lots of great nutritions like minerals (Vitamin B1, B2) and high quality of botanical protein.
Normally we dip the soba noodle and Tempura into hot broth that is served separately, but another popular and posh way is shrinking Matcha (Green tea) powder and sea salt over the tempura.
Whole sprat and sweet corn Tempura with Matcha salt.
All of sweetness of corn, slightly bitterness of Matcha and saltiness of sea salt are perfectly making harmony.
Another Kakiage (vegetable tempura) is fine beans and sliced onion.
As early as middle of November, annual Christmas light up started in Truro.
A weekend is nearly there!
Have a lovely evening today too, everyone.
This dish was inspired by Sabrina Ghayour's recipe which I attended a couple of weeks ago in London.
In her class, she used lamb neck fillet, but I arranged to lamb mince for my little children's sake who prefer tender meat.
And I made the dip sauce for grilled vegetables adding Rose Harrisa.
Great start for this week.
Thank you Sabrina, you are so inspirational.
Have a lovely week, everyone.
Throwback to a couple of days ago.
Luckily, I got the freshest Hake which was caught just the day before at the farmers market.
Why not get this special chance?
Then I make this Cornish Hake up to French-style dish.
Galette with Cornish Hake, Béchamel Sauce (white sauce), Caramelised Onion and Mushroom
It's Friday everyone! (Woohoo!)
I hope you all have a wonderful and restful weekend.
It's me time with some savoury muffins which is my handmade.
From tomorrow, my busy days will start for my next pop-up at Newlyn Art Gallery on this Saturday.
So this is only the calm just before the storm.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
These marinated mackerel called Shime-Saba are blow torched just before serving, so only surface is warm and the deep flavours of mackerel melt out into your mouth soon after your munching.
This is a super traditional Japanese tasted dish.
I will put this dish on my menu of my pop-ups in next year.
I hope as many as people could enjoy my new dishes next year.
This is one of my favourite dishes recently.
It's going to be Christmas in the market, so these joyful atmospheres inspired me to create this plate.
Have a lovely day today too, everyone!
This is a throwback to the last Friday.
I had a trip to London by myself for something wonderfully remarkable experience.
London was dazzling and brightened for celebrating the winter already.
There is no reason to resist this temptation for me...Why not!
Awww heaven, especially after a long train journey and walking around in busy central London.
This trip was not only for treating myself but also for updating my cooking knowledge: Sabrina Ghayour's Persian and Middle Eastern flavourful cookery class.
This was my main aim to visit London this time.
I deeply love her recipes which pack delicious flavourful dishes led by very kind instructions, and her love for making people pleased.
The lesson started from 6.30pm at the kitchen studio in Knightsbridge.
Her lesson was so informative about cooking tips and also about Persian cultures and life styles.
Sabrina was so friendly and generous for sharing her world to everybody.
She took sincere care of her students.
We made five Persian foods which mixed with traditional and modern style.
Oh what a food heaven!!
All are flavourful and delicious.
Especially I loved Lamb and Celery Stew, which was so scrumptious!
And Sabrina kindly accepted my asking for taking photos and autograph on her recipe book which I brought from home.
I was so ecstatic!
Thank you Sabrina for such a fantastic experience.
Until this point, all were great for me.
Then I happily headed to Paddington station where the sleeper train which I had booked was waiting for me.
However due to heavy rain around the South West, the train was cancelled!
Approximate 20 people were waiting for an announcement of GWR in the lounge.
Luckily GWR arranged all accommodations and transportations to the hotel for everyone.
Phew, finally I could check in the hotel near Lancaster Gate station at 1.30am.
The next day, it was beautiful weather in London.
I enjoyed window shopping for a few hours until the train which I reserved to return to Cornwall.
Before lunch time, finally I got on the train at Paddington as planned.
However my story didn't finish yet...I have one more unexpected happening on the train.
Soon after departing Paddington, the driver announced that the train has a problem of brake and we would have had to have a stop for fixing the problem at Newbury station.
We stayed on the seats for 20 minutes around at the station, however unfortunately the driver couldn't fix the brake problem...
The announcement said that the brakes were still harsh than normal but we restarted driving with reduced speed with care.
What a trip!!
After the slow trip headed to Cornwall for 5 hours, GWR decided to stop their service at Plymouth station where the next station to Cornwall for safe sake.
They said they would supply us an alternative train to go to Cornwall soon.
At this moment, I was enough exhausted by repeated unpleased happenings, so I asked my husband to rescue me.
He flied to me driving his car with our children.
Eventually, I could be back to home after 7 hours from London and finished my London trip.
It was adventurous but I really enjoyed and had a lot of thrilling experiences in London.
Thank you for reading such a long report!
I hope you had a relaxing weekend, everyone.
Have a lovely week!
Do you think is this flavourful but tasted clean dish difficult to make?
No, actually it's really simple and easy!
You need to chop and slice vegetables but don't need any special skills, and also I wrote up all steps with pictures in my recipe.
These would be helpful for you to imagine how to prepare each steps, hopefully!
Step-by-Step Recipe is Here for you.
It's gonna be a stunning season in Cornwall here.
I hope you have had a good start of this week.
Have lots of fun and sparkles at your bonfire night!