What’s happened in our kitchen this week?

We’ve been a little bit busy unwinding from a crazy celebration season so things have been a bit low key in the kitchen this past week.  This is a bit of a rundown of whats been happening for you to check out… Monday was a very special person’s birthday and in honor of the occasion…

Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas

May your table be plentiful with good food, great company and joyful moments. We’ll be sharing the food we love with the ones we love (& wishing absent friends & family a wonderful day) Leah x

Sharing the Love

Early on when I started my blog I was amazed and then slightly overwhelmed by the awards doing the rounds in the blogosphere.  I loved the acknowledgement from other bloggers of the work I was doing, but I also felt a bit like they had turned into chain mail.   What I do recognise is…

A foodie’s view of Bali

About 3 years ago I took my second holiday to Bali.  The first time round I had been fortunate to go with work, but it had been a few nights in Kuta Beach, which wasn’t really my style.  This time around I travelled with my foodie friend Tui, and we choose to stay in Ubud,…

Cherry Brandy

It’s amazing how buying a large quantity of anything gets the creative juices flowing.  Our 5kg box of cherries actually didn’t feel that big, but it’s been a gift that has evolved.  I mentioned in a previous post when I made my Cherry Jam, that it turned out quite liquid.  Well to make my jam…

Merry Christmas!

Sending you all good food wishes for a safe, happy, healthy & tasty festive season xx

Lentil Dhal

I’m not quite sure when I first discovered dhal, but I have many memories of it being a favourite part of my diet, particularly in my 20’s.  When I was a university student working in a kitchen it was one of our staple dishes on the menu.  We served it with a tomato & coriander…

a baking disaster of epic proportions….

I like to think most days I could turn out a decent cake without too much trouble.  Particularly if I follow a recipe. Yesterday, however,  proved to me that some days its just never, ever, ever going to happen, no matter how many times you try to do it over. I had a very specific…

Hummus

Chickpeas were a slow forming love affair for me, only exploding into my diet in the past few years.  They are a seed that has been cultivated as a part of the human diet for well over 9000 years.  Known for being rich in protein, they are a significant part of many culture’s diets, eaten…

Our Good Friday Feast….

It’s Good Friday, and that means fish….. I’m not quite sure of the traditions to be honest, but I’m quite happy to follow this one given that I love fish and I have time to prepare this lovely treat.  The zucchini and corn fritters are something I”ve made previously.  The only thing I’ve done differently…

homemade sweet potato and potato chips

Homemade chips….I know they are not the same as the ones you get when you eat out.  I think the difference is in the oil, the temperature of cooking and the size of the fryers.  Don’t let this stop you though, as they can be really fabulous when they are made from scratch at home. …