Middle Eastern Lamb Meat Pies with Raisins and Pinenuts

I’m still desperately waiting for my delivery of Claudia Roden’s Book of Middle Eastern Food so stand by for a flurry of last minute food posts at the end of this month (I hope).  In the meanwhile I started browsing through my copy of Roden’s Arabesque and couldn’t go past the sound of this delicious meat parcel…

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…

Lemon & Oregano Marinade

I think I’ve shared before that I lived in Adelaide a few years ago.  I moved there for work originally planning to be there a year. I ended up staying five years for the food, the wine and the people around me! It was during this time a group of my friends and I created…

Roast Leg of Lamb

When I was a child, there was an advertisment on TV,  probably put together by a lamb farmers organisation, that promoted that having Mum’s roast lamb was better than a date with Tom Cruise.  This was in the era of Top Gun and Risky Business…at a time when he was at the top of his…

Shepherd’s Pie

I thought it was time to share another winter warming recipe for you, as our weather continues to cool and the rain seems to be setting in on this side of the world. Shepherd’s pie is a dish I remember from my childhood.  Simple yet tasty, it’s also something very easy to make and plain…