Spicy Plum Sauce

I’ve missed the window for our monthly discussions about Karen Martini on The Cookbook Guru from March, but I thought seeing as I made this sauce that I would still share it with you all because it was a great recipe. A weekend just recently I thought I would tackle Karen Martini’s Spicy Plum Sauce recipe. With a…

Baked Plum and Almond Cake

Spending this month browsing and contemplating recipes from Karen Martini’s Cooking At Home for The Cookbook Guru has got me going off on all kinds of tangents.  Her food is really quite fragrant, easy to produce and very flavourful.  This cake had me at almonds and baked plums but what really got me was the…

Spanish Inspired Spiced Almonds

Nuts are one of our favourite snacks.  We will often pop a bowl out on the coffee table to nibble on with our beer or a glass of wine to celebrate the end of the day.  Our recent addiction has been more specifically smoked almonds.  A friend introduced me to them a few years ago…

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…