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Parmagiana di Melanzane

This is a delicious robust rustic Italian dish which really doesn’t really require a recipe. Just so long as you have the basics; grilled or fried eggplant slices, well seasoned … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 20 Comments

Sicilian Caponata

I’ve been making Sicilian Caponata for close to thirty years. My kids used to groan when I put caponata on the table, but my other half would nominate it as … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 10 Comments

Summertime Heirloom Tomato Salad

“Real” tomatoes are a joy to behold. I’m not talking about those genetically modified travellers that look a million dollars. Sure they may bounce when dropped but they are about … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 10 Comments

North African Eggs

I love the flavour of capsicums but in the past have found them hard to digest. I’ve just discovered it’s the skins that are the culprit, so I have given … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Spicy Eggplants

  It’s rare for me to make a recipe verbatim from a recipe book. I can’t help but tweak this and omit that depending on what I have on hand … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 2 Comments


Chicken Cacciatore is a simple, rustic dish, but it so delicious that you want to suck the chicken bones clean and mop up every last drop of sauce with a … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

SAAG PANEER: Spinach and cottage cheese curry

Nearly every curry house in my hometown serves a version of this dish, I have tasted the good, the bad and the downright ugly!  There are endless recipes for saag … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 5 Comments


This is a great sauce for when you are short on time. It can be prepared in the time it takes to bring boil a pot of water and cook … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment


  1 teaspoon fennel seed 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried red chilli 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 6 Comments


The the man who cannot cook names this as his favourite week day meal, a reason to enjoy a glass of robust red wine with his dinner. According to local … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

MEDITTERANEAN VEGETABLE STEW – Making the most of our autumn vegetables

I owe a debt of pleasure to an unknown night shift cook from the time in the 1970s when I was a student nurse.  It was only ever at midnight … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Spiced Tomatoes

Another simple vegetable curry to add to the growing list on my blog. Serve this dish as part of a curry 750g ripe tomatoes, peeled and quartered 3 tablespoons vegetable … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

basic spice mixes

When a teenage daughter announces that she has embraced vegetarianism, it’s a tough gig for a working Mum to come up with tasty, nutritious, cheap and quick meals that will … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · 12 Comments