Exotic Spiced Yoghurt with Rhubarb and Cardamom Bread

This is the marraige of some of my favourite flavours to create a delicious, light and luxurious breakfast.  Its main feature is cardamom thanks to my recent exploration of Sophie Grigson’s book, Spices, but with a beautiful balance of other spices that leave your palate delighted but not overwhelmed. Serve a small bowl of Exotic…

Exotic Yoghurt

As I was browsing Sophie Grigson’s Spices book and discovered the Pulla Bread I posted over the weekend I also took a fancy to this recipe and thought I would try making a special little exotic brunch that is actually quite healthy. I loved the combination of rose water with cardamom and saffron and the…

Spiced Carrot Fritters

Zucchini fritters are a favorite in our house as you’ve no doubt noticed on the blog from the number of posts.   With an over abundance of carrots in the fridge I thought it might be time to experiment a little and get to play with the new mandolin that I picked up at Daiso for…

The Easiest Cake You’ll Ever Make

This is possibly the easiest cake you’ll ever make.  As easy as using a packet mix but with the pride of knowing you made it from scratch and know each and every ingredient in it.  I’m pretty sure its the best foundation cake I’ve happened upon and will certainly be getting a work out to…

Chocolate Chunk Biscuits

I’ve been casually attempting to find a good chewy chocolate chip biscuit recipe for the few years now.  Mr G loves a chewy biscuit filled with good sized bites of chocolate and so many of my recipes turn out with more crunch than is really desired.  Flicking through my The New Classics Cookbook by Donna…

Jane Grigson’s Gazpacho

This month begins a new year of The Cookbook Guru, an online cookbook club, where food bloggers from around the world share their cooking experiences from the same cookbook.  Last year by participating I discovered new recipes, learnt new techniques and challenged myself with recipes that I had previously found too intimidating to attempt.  This…

A Bundle of Greens

Recently I inherited an old copy of Home Beautiful magazine.  It’s a publication I’m always more than happy to have a browse through to get some new idea’s for home decoration, but also for foodie inspiration.    When I saw this idea in a special food lift out I instantly grabbed it as something that…

Ginger Thins

For me gingerbread and ginger flavored biscuits spell Christmas time. For the past 20 years I’ve religiously made at least one batch of my Swedish Pepakaka recipe for adoring family and friends. This year I thought I’d try a new recipe I found in one of my latest cookbooks; Under The Walnut Tree by Anna…

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…