As an Easter promotion of my book Harrison Braves The Hill I decided to do an Easter Egg raffle at Chloe's Espresso I looked into buying a Thornton's Easter Egg and having it personalised as the prize. But it would have been boring.... The illustrations in the book are colourful and somehow a commercialised egg … Continue reading DESIGNER EASTER EGG
Verden Beste Kake adapted for the Thermomix
I am an aspiring vegan. Only aspiring mind, because there are some textures and flavours I've grown accustomed to and am not sure I can give up. Well, today I know I can give up mozzarella because I found a recipe that I adapted for my Thermomix and it is AMAZING! Being lazy, without a … Continue reading GOOEY VEGAN MOZZARELLA!
Conjuring tricks in minutes. Olive Oil and Melon Sorbet with Prosciutto. Worthy of being on any Michelin Star menu at a fraction of the price! In 2015 we went to Seville. Whilst there I discovered, quite by accident a little delicatessen called Flores Gourmet. On the menu was olive oil sorbet with jambon. I got … Continue reading Pure Olive Oil Inspiration!
Kumquats are in season. I know it's not May yet but I like the play on words for the title and am too excited to wait till the right month to share this recipe! I've adapted an Epicurus recipe for kumquats poached in lime juice and vanilla syrup and teamed it with steamed Conference pears. … Continue reading KUMQUAT MAY….
A tribute to my mother Lalitha. She was a doctor who worked full time. Whilst she did not cook very often because we always had a live-in cook in Singapore, when she did, the flavours were simple but unforgettably delicious. I only wish she was still alive as I know she would have really enjoyed … Continue reading MOTHERING SUNDAY PEPPER CHICKEN
Elli Bakhtiar-Gharbi (amazing banker turned founder of Grip Pilates was the first of my friends to invest in a Thermomix. I am so grateful to Elli for introducing me to the staple Iranian stew Gormeh Subzi. It was only quite recently when I was helping Elli to adapt her Iranian dishes for the Thermomix that … Continue reading GORMEH SUBZI SO PERFECT IN THE THERMOMIX!
It has been a long long time since I wrote a post but I have a good excuse! Long story short, I had surgery to remove a myxoid cyst at the end of May and what should have taken 6 weeks to heal has taken far longer (such a long story not worth going into … Continue reading ONE ARM CAN COOK
I have been quiet on this blog for too long but it is not because I have nothing to say - quite the opposite, I could not decide what to say! So here is 3 months worth of it in the form of purple food! Anthocyanins are compounds that give purple foods their colour and … Continue reading The Colour Purple
One very wet February day, a mouse (3 cm max) scurried through the open back door and hid in the kitchen for three terror filled, sleep deprived (mine, not the mouse’s) days. Having watched, loved but been more than slightly repulsed by the movie Ratatouille (however cute the cartoon character, the thought of a rat … Continue reading YES, WE HAVE NO BANANAS