Ginger Carrot Soup with a Touch of Orange

There’s been a lot happening behind the scenes of Sharing The Food We Love and much of it is unrelated to food hence the level of radio silence that has been going on. I’ve been very hesitant to blog about the biggest news that is happening with us for fear of turning into another blog…

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…

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…

Mrs Beeton’s Thick Gingerbread

I had the pleasure of having my parents come up for a visit for Mother’s day.  It was a wonderfully relaxed catchup filled with good wine, good food and great conversation.  It wouldn’t be a visit without us spending some time in the kitchen together and it was a great opportunity to chat about The…

Syrian Chicken with Saffron, Ginger And Lemon

The smell of saffron has a very special place in my heart.  The memories evoked not only from the original source of my childhood, but the consequential moments along the way working in kitchens, baking in my own kitchen and tasting foods whilst travelling have only served to increase the significance of this exclusive and…

Toasted Hazelnut, Honey and Ginger Muesli

The middle of last year I had a very disappointing revalation that I had developed an allergy to oats.  As a lover of porridge, muesli, grainy breads and crumbles this was a highly difficult discovery that I wasn’t sure how I was going to get around.  In fact I’m inclined to forget, thinking oats are…

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…

Ginger Nut Biscuits

Believe it or not, I’ve had a post sitting here for almost half a year half written to make traditional ginger nut biscuits.  Unfortunately I’m still yet to make them (it will happen I promise), but in the meanwhile I thought I would share this beautiful and simple recipe that I found on Wholefood Simply…

Special Herbs and Spices in My Kitchen

For me learning to cook with herbs and spices is something that has come only with experience in the kitchen.  I started out very quietly and uncertain of what I was doing, where now I’m quite happy to be putting handfuls of this and handfuls of that in if I think it will suit the…

Orange Vegetable and Ginger Soup

Somewhere in the back of my memory I’d retained the idea of this soup that I first read about on Frugal Feedíng’s Blog.   The idea sounded kinda cool, but given that his posting was in our summer, it wasn’t something I was keen to try immediately and so I forgot about it.   Fast forward to…

Poached Chicken Breast

Poaching chicken is a fabulously light, fat-free way of cooking chicken.  The best bit is that its pretty sure to be moist and you can infuse it with a plethora of flavours to suit what you are using it for.  An added bonus in our warmer summer months is this is quick and doesn’t produce…

Kyrddpepparkakor (swedish gingerbread)

These treats have been a part of my Christmas long before I spent a year living in Sweden.  My Mum’s best friend Mary used to make them for us every year as children, when we would celebrate Lucia, piping our names onto hand sized hearts and turning them into Christmas decorations for the tree.  You…