Tag: spices

Meat recipes, Recipes

Recipes: Cooking with lamb

I love cooking with lamb, it’s such a flavoursome meat and as there are so many cuts it’s extremely versatile – you can create some really imaginative dishes. I recently went to taste some lovely lamb creations at Cyrus Todiwala’s Spice Namaste restaurant which is only a short walk from the magnificent Tower of London. Celebrity […]

Meat recipes, Recipes

Recipe: Slow-cooked Moroccan-style lamb

I made this wonderfully aromatic lamb stew in my slow cooker for two  – a much-loved appliance in my kitchen. You could, of course, do it in the oven, too, just keep the temperature on low (around 120C) and check that the stew doesn’t get too dry…add more stock if you need to. Rubbing the […]

Meat recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized

Recipe: Quick and easy Thai mince

So this week I got sent a parcel full of tins of spices. What happiness! Bart have come up with a new range of spices inspired by flavours from around the world. A brilliant way to transform the simplest of dishes into something bursting with flavour. I have to admit to not having much cooking […]

Shopping, Thoughts, Uncategorized

My new favourite shop for spices

We spend a lot of our time in Cape Town on the Atlantic Seaboard, especially around Sea Point and Mouille  Point. Main Road in Sea Point is an amazing place – seriously, if you want to buy something or get something fixed you’ll be able to get it done in Main Road. So imagine my […]

Poultry recipes, Uncategorized

Asian duck breasts

I’d never cooked duck before this day, and was always a bit nervous about it. I order it a lot in restaurants for that reason but the day came for me to take the challenge. I went to Sainsburys and they were selling Gressingham duck breasts at half price…it was like a sign telling me […]