Archive for March, 2012

Octopus a la plancha with Garlic Purée & Miso-Squid Ink Sauce

I’ve always been a big fan of octopus “a la plancha” that can be found in Tapas bar in Northern Spain. I also had my fair share of bad octopus experiences in the past but to be honest octopus can be a real pain in the [insert body part] to cook. I had good luck […]


Mango Tart with Lime

Mango is the perfect fruit but it rarely crosses my mind to enjoy it any other way than with my bare hands over the kitchen sink. I do like a good mango lassi on occasions but there are so many other possibilities from compote and chutneys to more savory preparations. Today I used them in […]


Truffled Macaroni & Cauliflower Gratin

I was left with only scraps from the truffle I used for this over-the-top sponge cake and those scallops in puff pastry so what better use for those precious bits than a truffled mac & cheese? Building this simple and gratifying dish on dried pasta is fine, but please don’t let the cheese be ordinary […]


Ile Flottante “Tropical”

I often find myself daydreaming about coconut trees and white sand beaches so when the thought of Ile Flottante came up I couldn’t resist giving it a tropical facelift. I’m usually not a fan of microwave ovens but I’ll do an exception today. I’ll show you a great way to make perfect egg white “islands” […]