Vegetarian Curry Puffs

I’m putting it out there, I’m a massive fan of curry puffs. Our local Thai restaurant make some of the best I know with crumbly, buttery pastry and a tasty filling with just the right amount of bite to whet your appetite. Until now I’ve preferred to leave the curry puff making to the experts…

Gnocchi

Homemade gnocchi is one of those foods that I thought would be difficult to make and had consequently never attempted to try.  I had visions of my dumplings being a messy glue that would dissolve at cooking or turn into bullets and leave us with a horrid pasty texture in our mouths.   Never one…

Exploring The Humble Potato with Tessa Kiros

I really had a tough time deciding what recipe I was going to cook from January’s book for The Cookbook Guru.  So many beautiful recipes and not a lot of time. As I started flicking through the pages, lingering over recipes that sparked memories of my travels I started to realise that there was quite…

Swedish Potato Gratin aka Janssons Frestelse

Potato bake is a great comfort food, particularly in the winter months of the year when you want something to warm you up from the inside.   Whilst it’s not winter here  we’ve managed to get a break in the heatwave of earlier on in the month which has made it acceptable for me to attempt…

Hasselback Potatoes

I’m not quite sure why the potato got lumped with a title like humble.   It is such a wonderful vegetable that is so versatile and it is rare that you meet someone who would not want to eat one. For us, potato is king, we love it anyway that we can get it, but in…

Delicious Lemon and Rosemary Potatoes

Potatoes are an absolute favourite in our household.  The preference is for them to be roasted, but we will eat them any way we can get them. This recipe was inspired originally by Jamie Oliver and his roast lemon and rosemary roast chicken recipe.  I then got some visual inspiration from the beautiful photos of…

Rosemary Fries

This wasn’t orginally on the list of recipes to attempt from this book but with finals season for the football happening and us both wanting a little treat they seemed like the perfect thing to create, and boy where they yummy!    Ridiculously simple there is no excuse really not to give them a try. Rosemary…

BBQ Series: Potato Salad

You didn’t think I’d forget the humble potato salad did you?   I’m pretty sure this is most people’s favourite at a BBQ, and there is so many ways to make this simple salad taste amazing, it could almost be a meal on its own! You could be a fan or adding seeded mustard, bacon…

Roasted Purple Vegetables

First let me ask you this… what colour do you think purple carrots and purple sweet potato’s are under their skin?  One answer might surprise you, the other not so much.   Did you know they even existed? Well I challenged myself at the market today, off the back of a monthly blogging challenge that I…

Potato & Leek Soup

In my mind soup suits winter like scarves & red wine, its warming and comforting all at the same time.   So I was inspired this weekend by the descending chilly weather as winter moves in, to break out the soup pot & prepare some tasty meals for lunches & a quick lazy dinner. All that…

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…

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. …