Plate up a Trout Salad…

“Every salad you serve, is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modelled, a drama you have created.” ~ Carol Truax What makes a good salad? For me, it’s all about key ingredients,  the colour contrast, seasoning and dressing the plate. Just a few ingredients to start with… Oil the foil, then season the […]

Spice up those Potatoes…

“These simple spiced potatoes are one of the most popular Indian side dishes.” ~ Manju Malhi When I cook a curry at the weekend, there’s usually a portion left. This becomes the side dish and these spicy potatoes are the main attraction! A few ingredients…a few spices. First, par-cook the potatoes. Ingredients: 450g potatoes, cut into small […]

Grind those Spices for a Lamb Curry…

“A hearty, comforting and beautifully spiced lamb curry brings warmth to the soul and the spirit of India right to your plate.” ~ Josh Weismann I enjoy roasting and grinding aromatic seeds to make the curry powder for this spicy lamb curry. Let’s make a curry! Making your own dry spice is so satisfying and the […]

Chicken with Feta and Black Olives…

“When I’m frazzled, I firmly believe that the tray-bake is the safest way to go” ~ Nigella Lawson It doesn’t matter if you are cooking for two, or feeding a guest-load of people, tray-bakes are easy and stress-free! Let’s throw it together! Feta, black olives, oregano and vine-ripened tomatoes, a colourful food-fest! Ingredients: 300g new […]

Saturday Night is Curry Night…

“When someone asks how to make chicken curry, I have to ask… Which one?” ~ Aarti Sequeira This curry uses chicken thighs and drumsticks, swimming in a rich tomato-based sauce; my-take on a Northern Indian curry, but with some extra heat! Let’s cook!  Season, brown and transfer the chicken pieces to the oven. Ingredients: 2 tbs olive […]

Tomato, Basil and Feta for Souper-Saturday…

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in your fruit salad.” ~ Miles Kington That’s why I put tomatoes in my soup! Yum…all my favourite flavours! Even the green stalks go into this soup; amazing flavour! Can’t go wrong wih this basic soup base. Ingredients: 2 tbs olive oil  2 carrots […]

My Mediterranean Inspired Scones…

“I fell in love with the Mediterranean philosophy of good wine, good food and family.” -Stephen White That is why I thought it only fitting to incorporate this philosophy into my scone making! Feta, olives and sun-kissed tomatoes…these are my kind of scones! This recipes includes butter and olive oil; they are mediterranean scones after […]