Spiced Carrot Fritters

Zucchini fritters are a favorite in our house as you’ve no doubt noticed on the blog from the number of posts.   With an over abundance of carrots in the fridge I thought it might be time to experiment a little and get to play with the new mandolin that I picked up at Daiso for…

Zucchini Bites

Zucchini slice in its original form is one of those meals that i remember regularly having as a kid.  We’d eat it fresh for dinner with a green salad and then the left overs would be sliced up and served cold in a roll with mayonnaise and homegrown alfalfa sprouts.  I’m pretty sure that my…

Baba Ghanoush

I had the most exciting of packages sitting on my kitchen counter when I got home from work on Thursday night.  My copy of Claudia Roden’s The New Book of Middle Eastern Food had arrived.    First a happy dance, and then it was not too long until my nose was deep into the pages of…

Dukkah Encrusted Almonds

This recipe is a new creation, inspired by our theme of the month over on The Cookbook Guru.  Whilst I have not taken it specifically from Claudia Roden, it is inspired by the flavours and thus I still think belongs as a part of  The Cookbook Guru for this month.  In fact, as I wait…

Easter Recipes to Get Your Tastebuds Watering

Sharing The Food We Love has some delicious Easter recipes that I thought I would share with you again as some of them are almost as old as this blog is. Do you get a mountain of chocolate and you’re not sure what to do with it?  Make yourself some of this delicious Easter Egg Brownie…

Lemon and Poppyseed Scones

As I mentioned in an earlier post a week ago that I’ve been exploring different variations of soda bread, mixing it up with different grains.  The presence of poppy seeds in my kitchen because of this has led to this variation on an old classic and one that I thought was worth sharing.   The…

Roasted Carrot, Lemon and Harissa Dip

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a dip recipe with you all and to be honest, it has been a while since I’ve made some to share in our house as well.  We have the fall back guacamole but even that has been rare with avocados being pretty expensive.  I’m not quite sure what…

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…

Awesome Zucchini & Corn Fritters

I’ve posted a previous recipe of zucchini and corn fritters over a year ago, but a lot has happened in my kitchen in 12 months time, so I thought it was time to share an updated version of this recipe I’ve just recently tried, which just happens to be gluten and dairy free…. and dare…

Almond, Honey & Sesame Bites

The flavours of this treat are inspired by a delightful snack I first experienced in Greece.  Almonds roasted, and then rolled in honey and sesame and then baked again.  They were crunchy, sweet and nutty and very morish.  And if you saw my gluten free, low allergy etc Peanut Butter and Choc Chip Dough bites…

Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs are a classic Swedish dish, possibly even the most famous of Swedish foods thanks to the Muppets.  They are slightly spicy, light and very very delicious.  I should clarify here, not chilli spicy, but baking spicy, and it sincerely works.   Traditionally these would be served with boiled potato’s, a creamy gravy and lingon sylt…

Sweet Potato & Corn Fritters

Every time I make fritters I’m pretty sure that the recipe changes.   It depends on what is in the fridge, and also on the texture that I’m going for.  This time around I thought I’d try using sweet potato (kumara) as my main binding agent and also to give it a bit of crunch…