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Category Archives: Main Meals

Sesame and Tamarind Eggplants

It’s lucky that the only produce in the fridge left to use the night before our weekly trip to the Farmers Market was a few over ripe tomatoes and a … Continue reading

April 18, 2019 · 11 Comments

Spiced prawns and peppers

There’s a school of though that argues you should plan before you shop for food, that it’s best to have decided what you intend to cook and then only buy … Continue reading

April 11, 2019 · 14 Comments

Panzanella

Salads needn’t be boring.  My Dad always referred to salad as rabbit food. That was several decades ago when “salad’ conjured visions of shredded iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato and cucumber, … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 15 Comments

Sweet Red Pepper Chicken Curry

My fascination with all things Indian is no secret. I find the sights, the sounds and the smells hypnotic. My obsession also embraces the food which is as vibrant and … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · 22 Comments

Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

I have a love-hate relationship with summer. I’m no great fan of heat and humidity and all the associated discomforts so in the midst of our currently very hot summer … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · 10 Comments

Meatballs in an Almond Sauce

Spanish Meatballs in Almond Sauce As reinforcement to my New Year resolutions I have a pile of cookbooks on the table beside the couch, so now, no matter how lazy … Continue reading

February 7, 2019 · 11 Comments

Carrots in Verjuice

Verjuice is the fermented juice of unripe grapes. It’s use as an acidulate in cooking dates back to the Middle Ages. It was a serendipitous cool season that left a … Continue reading

January 17, 2019 · 21 Comments

Versatile Quick Curry Sauce for chicken, fish or vegetables

Inspiration for menu testing and development comes to me from various sources. Beside my well stocked library of cookbooks I have a plastic sleeve of magazine clippings and an overstuffed … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · 26 Comments

Vietnamese Crepes : bánh xèo

I love Vietnamese food. The fresh herbs, the hot sweet and salty sauces, the intense kick of lime and the crunch of raw vegetables are a delicious counterpoint to rich … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · 22 Comments

Lamb Moussaka

It’s idealistic to believe that a family will sit down to dinner and share a nutritionally balanced meal with lively conversation each and every night of the week. The demands … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · 27 Comments

Broccoli, bacon and pine nut pasta sauce

One of the greatest food disappointments in my life has been my inability to digest pasta dishes with tomato based sauces. I struggle with gluten, I struggle with concentrated tomato. … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · 29 Comments

Almond Breakfast Risotto

I’m easily bored by breakfast. It’s the one meal of the day when I wish I had an in-house genie to to whisk me to Paris for the perfect croissant … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · 16 Comments

Chettinad Chicken

India holds a place dear to my heart. I can’t claim blood ties or colonial affiliations, it’s simply a deep and inescapable affection that descended on me during my travels … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · 19 Comments

Lamb Kofta and Carrot Tajine

Sometimes, when preparing posts for this blog I have little more than a delicious recipe and some enticing photos as evidence that I’ve actually cooked said recipe. I’ll sit in … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · 22 Comments