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…

Saffron and Lemon Chicken

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the spice saffron.  The smell evokes so many childhood memories for me that I love to cook with it just to take a trip down memory lane.  When I was charged with creating this recipe as part of The Cookbook Club earlier this month I was…

Cornish Saffron Cake

I’m not ashamed to admit that I have an in depth love affair with saffron.  I love the golden colour that it imparts into the food you add it to, I love the fragrant flavour and smell and I love all the memories, reaching back into my childhood, that are sparked when ever I smell…

Saffron and Cardamom Poached Nectarines

I sometimes find myself with lofty illusions of what I’m going to be able to create in the kitchen.  I purchase fresh ingredients hoping they will inspire me with their presence or be devoured in the meanwhile.  Recently a bowl of nectarines have been the latest target in my kitchen.  I bought them thinking I…

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…

Beautiful Yellow Google Buns

I’ve talked a few times about spending a year in Sweden when I was a teenager as a Rotary Exchange student.  One of the things that inspired me to go on that journey is these buns.  True!   The very same family friend that made me my very first Swedish gingerbread as a child used to…

Spanish Inspired Risotto

When the weather is cold, and I have some time to spend in the kitchen, I love making risotto.  It’s warming and hearty and can stand up to pretty strong flavors.  Plus its fabulous with a great glass of red wine. There is a plethora of versions to be made but thought I would try…