The Collection
June 4, 2019

Asparagus and Cheese Pastry Parcels

Enjoyed by Bill

Three asparagus and pastry recipes. Choose from goats cheese and spinach, Taleggio and mushroom, or Gruyère. All are quite simple and ideal for a light lunch or supper – or make in advance for a party or a picnic.

June 2, 2019

White Asparagus, Butter Sauce, and Prawns

Enjoyed by Bill

This is a spring asparagus dish – but not as we know it…

May 30, 2019

Shoulder of Pork with Potato Dumplings and Red Cabbage

Enjoyed by Bill

This is the dish you can find at Seins’ Kingston branch called: Schweinebraten mit Kartoffelknödel und Rotkraut. I had if for my birthday meal with family and friends: it was a perfeect meal, in wonderful company.

May 30, 2019

German Hot Dog

Enjoyed by Bill

This is one of my favourite things.

May 26, 2019


Enjoyed by Bill

One source indicates there are at least 43 categories of German sausage – and who knows how many further vatiations… I’m familiar with about 5. One of these is new for me – weisswurst – and well worth seeking out at your local German deli.

May 18, 2019

Asparagus and Parma ham

Enjoyed by Bill

Here is the simplest way to enjoy the flavour combination of asparagus and Parma ham – side-by-side.

May 16, 2019

Grilled Asparagus

Enjoyed by Bill

This is not really a recipe, more a method for grilling or griddling your asparagus.

May 15, 2019

Parma Ham and Asparagus

Enjoyed by Bill

A great flavour combination and presented here as a main meal salad or antipasto.

May 8, 2019

Bresaola and avocado with rocket, Parmesan and crisp toasts

Enjoyed by Bill

This is a standard Soho trattatoria fare of the 70’s. Bresaola, rocket and Parmesan is still popular so the avocado element seems to have fallen out of favour. Put it back in – it’s a good combo!

May 7, 2019

Asparagus and peas braised in butter with herbs, hazelnuts, kasha and lemon

Enjoyed by Bill

It’s the British asparagus season – make the most of it with this very simple combination: fresh asparagus from local fields and fresh peas from a pod, boiled and then quickly braised in butter, with lemon herbs and hazlenuts and kasha for a bit of crunch.

April 6, 2019

Creamy, Buttery Asparagus Risotto

Enjoyed by Leo

‘Risotto is my favourite dish, ever.’

April 5, 2019

Asparagus Vinaigrette with Soft Egg and Parmesan

Enjoyed by Bill

A really easy and tasty starter or light lunch or supper. Make during summer when home-grown asparagus might still be available.

November 9, 2018

Steak Haché, Sauce au Poivre et Frites

Enjoyed by Bill

Leo and his partner took Mr and Mrs WDC to Brasserie Zédel. As so many people have commented, the hightlight is the steak haché. Here’s my version.

October 21, 2018

Apple Strudels

Enjoyed by Bill

Apple strudels for the whole family to make and enjoy.

September 25, 2018

Tomato, Tofu and Avocado

Enjoyed by Bill

The Italian tricolor? A caprese salad? But it’s not mozzarella – it’s tofu. Tofu and avocado are a match made in heaven – so can the partnership be more inclusive ? Absolutely.

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