Hob Nobs

How have I not made Hob Nobs sooner?  It’s quite astounding when I can confess to having a borderline obsession with chocolate hob nob biscuits.  I’m pretty sure I love the texture & flavour equally and if they’re in the house they are unlikely to last more than a day. Needless to say, they are…

Chilled Carrot and Hazelnut soup

When I started making the Pea and Mint soup earlier this week I got into the chilled soup groove and decided to give this recipe a go too.  I didn’t find this recipe to be as successful in its execution or flavour balance, although I would definitely use it as a base inspiration for making…

Neil Perry’s Tomato Jam

We’re firm lovers of chutneys, sauces, salsa’s and kasundi’s in this house, so when I saw this recipe in Neil Perry’s The Food I Love I put it to the top of my list of recipes to try for The Cookbook Guru for July.  The Cookbook Guru is a monthly bookclub where various food bloggers…

Zucchini Bites

Zucchini slice in its original form is one of those meals that i remember regularly having as a kid.  We’d eat it fresh for dinner with a green salad and then the left overs would be sliced up and served cold in a roll with mayonnaise and homegrown alfalfa sprouts.  I’m pretty sure that my…

Experimenting with Soda Bread

More bread recipes for you all.  Yes this is a lot of what I’ve been creating in my kitchen at the moment, but I promise there is some more fun recipes not bread related coming up soon. All of these start with the basic wholewheat recipe so click here to get it and then see…

Fig and Walnut Soda Bread

Bread is possibly one of my all time favourite foods.  For a foodie like me that is saying something, but it’s a food that I find difficult to stay away from and have an endless curiosity about texture, flavour and density.   So far I’ve been far more of a consumer than a creator with time…

Lemon and Poppyseed Scones

As I mentioned in an earlier post a week ago that I’ve been exploring different variations of soda bread, mixing it up with different grains.  The presence of poppy seeds in my kitchen because of this has led to this variation on an old classic and one that I thought was worth sharing.   The…

Saffron and Cardamom Poached Nectarines

I sometimes find myself with lofty illusions of what I’m going to be able to create in the kitchen.  I purchase fresh ingredients hoping they will inspire me with their presence or be devoured in the meanwhile.  Recently a bowl of nectarines have been the latest target in my kitchen.  I bought them thinking I…

Ginger Nut Biscuits

This recipe has been sitting on my must make list now for almost 6 months, I kid you not.  I’ve had this post written since September last year yet I’ve somehow just not gotten around to actually making the recipe.  What was I thinking??? So so simple to make and absolutely delicious.   Even the non…

Anda Kari (Egg Curry)

I’ve always had a bit of a thing for boiled eggs.   They’re one of my favourite things to have sliced up on toast in the morning.  In particular though I love having them in curry.  It’s not something that I would make everyday, in fact I forget how good they are until I make them…

Spiced Vegan Orange and Almond Rumballs

As you may remember I went on a foodie tangent earlier this year when I detoxed for a few weeks.  In the process I started exploring healthier eating options and discovered an amazing recipe for dairy free, sugar free, wheat free coconut rough and a walnut hedgehog which made my taste buds sing.  Well I’m…

Homemade Mint Sauce

I really can’t believe just how simple and delicious this sauce was.   I had chosen some lamb cutlets and sausages for a BBQ recently with family and wanted to have something yummy to accompany it.  I’m not particularly a fan of the commercial mint sauces available as I find them to be glutinous and oily…