Grilled Mackerel w Tomatoes, Capers, Garlic & Parsley

One of my favourite all time fish dishes. Mackerel is delicious, and when fresh it’s not fishy tasting at all, and because it’s an oily fish it’s forgiving to cook, not easily overcooked. Click here to view recipe.

Smoked Oysters w Avocado & Radish on Toast (video)

A delightful open sandwich of all my fav things... avocado, smoked oysters, lemon and radish... and as I'll demonstrate, kids love it. Perfect for brunch,  a light late night supper, and all in-between. Click below to view video.


Roasted Squash & Curried Apple Soup

This one holds fond memories for me… inspired by the first soup I ever learnt to cook as a young budding chef the creaminess of the squash and gentle sweetness of the roasted apple feels like a warm hug on a cold day. Click here for the recipe. 

Roasted Curried Squash & Apple Soup

Rainbow Trout w Arugula Pesto & Quick Pickle Roots

This dish contains all the flavours of a relaxing running brook. Tastes that will cleanse your soul and take you back to nature. Wow… I sound like I’ve sold the car and moved off the grid! Click here for the recipe. 

Rainbow Trout w Arugula Pesto & Quick Pickle Roots by Chef Mike Ward

The World's Best Mash Potatoes (video)

Three words O. M. G. This is as good as it gets. 2 ingredients and one life changing technique. Click below to view video. 


The Perfect Roast Chicken (video)

Moist, juicy, succulent roast chicken that YOU made... I know you don't believe it can be real. Trust me, you'll never buy roast chicken again after you make this. Click below to view video.


Roasted Chicken w Olives, Rosemary & Capers

This super rich one pan heart-warming dish is a celebration of some of my fav ingredients. The sauce is so heavenly I use it the next day with pasta. Click here for the recipe. 

Roasted Chicken w Olives, Rosemary & Capers By Chef Mike Ward

Shrimp w Noodles in Spicy Nori Broth

When it comes to bright, bold flavours Southeast Asia is my go to… and it doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. Click here to view recipe. 

Baked Egg "Breakfast Paella"

I love one-pan meals, especially when you’re half awake, cranky and tired. A play on the classic paella, baked eggs are soul-warming anytime of day. Click here for the recipe.