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Recipes

Dishes with the finest carrot julienne: the Microplane Gourmet Series

Today I’m back in the kitchen trying out my fabulous new Microplane Gourmet Series Fine Julienne Slicer. With its ultra sharp, stainless steel blade you’re guaranteed matchstick slices of carrot, courgette, cucumber, pretty much any vegetable you would desire. It’s certainly perfect for preparing ultra-thin, delicate carrots. Today I made a tasty carrot sambol chosen […]

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My travels through cooking: A Sri Lankan feast

Today I’m continuing on my virtual lockdown travels in my kitchen – cooking the delightful food of Sri Lanka. I’m trying out some dishes from Sri Lanka: The Cookbook by husband and wife team Prakash Sivanathum and Niranjala Ellawala. I visited Sri Lanka in 2016 and totally fell in love with the country. It’s a […]

Recipe book review, Recipes

Recipe book review: Carpathia: Food from the heart of Romania

Clearly travel is impossible in these times of Corona. As much as I miss it, including all the planning – one of my favourite ways to spend a rainy day – I’ve come to terms that I’m not going anywhere. Not any time soon anyway, and probably not for the duration of 2020. Only one […]

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Recipe: Parma Ham Huevos Rancheros

Today I’m cooking with one of my favourite products. Parma Ham or Prosciutto di Parma is produced in the hills surrounding the town of Parma in the Emilia Romagna region of Northern Italy. Every stage of the production process has to happen here – even the pre-sliced packs of Parma Ham you’ll find in UK […]

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Recipe: Chicken fajita with The Spice Pioneer

I love a fajita and it’s been way too long since I had one. I remember the days when Mexican restaurants were all the rage in London and nights out consisted of plates of fajita and tequila lay backs. All a bit messy! Fun though. Now, thanks to the people at The ┬áSpice Pioneer there’s […]

Recipes, Salad recipes

Recipe book review: Set a Table by Karen Dudley

Lockdown London has been that bit more pleasant with some fabulous sunny weather. And you know what that means…it’s time to barbecue/braai. Somewhat bizarrely the first thing I think of when I plan a braai menu is what salads I’m going to make. Today that was easy as I have a new recipe book from […]