Author Archives: Cooking At Zero Degrees

About Cooking At Zero Degrees

This is a blog (it also works on an ipad and now has a Facebook page) about what we eat at home. Starters, mains, sauces, side dishes, cocktails and links to local shops. It’s all here. Food is fun, it should be fun to make and fun to eat. For some people making a meal is a chore. If it is then don’t do it; but please, it’s better to eat something, anything, that you make at home from scratch, because prepared, packaged supermarket dinners and food have about as much flavour as the plastic or cardboard package they come in. Food cultivation and husbandry is not just a moral argument. Eggs that don’t come from battery hens do taste better, cattle properly reared have more flavour - and just think about it: at its most simple, if they’re not being pumped full of chemicals then you’re not being pumped full of chemicals. How good is that? If you can buy local, use your neighbourhood shops, you will miss them when they are gone. Most of all, have fun making a meal of it! Oh, and why at zero degrees? Because that’s where we live – in Greenwich, London.

July – In Season

Posted in in season, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Crab Linguine

Summer, and in England at least crab comes into its own. I have used it elsewhere on this blog but sometimes with the heat of some chili and silky smooth pasta it can make a lovely, but light dish. If … Continue reading

Posted in FIRST COURSE, Fish, Pasta, Quick Suppers, SECOND COURSE, Starter, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cheese, Ham and Onion Tart

Originally posted on Cooking At Zero Degrees:
Rustic Flan I refuse to call this Quiche. Not because I don’t bake Quiche, but because this is not one! It is a tart, good and proper, or if you are feeling a…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tempura Squid with Garlic or Curry Mayonnaise.

Originally posted on Cooking At Zero Degrees:
We fancied having a sort of Spanish-style afternoon meal.  Any excuse of some nice white Spanish wine. Anyway, choice was limited at the fishmonger, we got there late, so the result has been…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In Season – June

Posted in in season | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prawn Cocktail

Originally posted on Cooking At Zero Degrees:
Prawn Cocktail Well, it’s hot in London. So hot, that it reminds me of the last time it felt this way – to me at least – and that’s back in the 1970’s.…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chocolate Brownies

Originally posted on Cooking At Zero Degrees:
Trust me, I’m not searching the world for recipes that are a heart attack on a plate, but sometimes things are just too good not to try. Brownies (more about their history below)…

Posted in Baking, Vegetarian | 1 Comment