Tag: homemade

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 […]

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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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Homemade wholegrain mustard with RosieMakesItEasy

Today I’m trying something completely different – making my own wholegrain mustard. I find the whole process of creating in the kitchen so relaxing and inspiring – just wish I was better at baking. But that’s a story for another day! What better way to spend semi-lockdown time than making something tasty and beautiful? Now […]

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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 […]

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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 […]