Taste Japan – Chicken and Shitake Mushroom Rice

We are lucky in London. There are so many great shops that stock fabulous food products from around the world. If you want to recreate a dish that you had on your travels, you can easily source all the ingredients to do that. Japanese cuisine is one of my favourites and I am still learning about new dishes and new ingredients. The Japan Centre just sent me a box of… [Read More]

Cypriot Pork Souvlaki recipe #myholidaydish

When I was working in Athens, one of our regular favourite takeaways was the Souvlaki Man. It was one of the simplest lunches but quite delicious. If you are visiting Greece or Cyprus, you will find a souvlaki stall serving these grilled meat (usually pork) rolled up in soft flat breads with a bit of salad and zingy tzatziki.

Tzatziki Recipe

Tzatziki is the staple on every Greek Taverna’s table. We had it at every meal, eaten as a dip with bread or with grilled meats or souvlaki. This recipe is quite garlicky, as this is the authentic way that my Greek friend’s mum taught me. It is nothing like the stuff you get from supermarkets in the UK. PrintTzatziki Recipe Ingredients200g Greek Yoghurt Half a cucumber 1-2 cloves of garlic… [Read More]

Greek Style Lamb Burgers using Welsh Lamb

Greek Style Lamb Burger Recipe with organic Welsh Lamb. Relive those idylic Greek holidays and add some wow to your BBQ parties with this quick and tasty lamb burger recipe. You can use pitta bread or brioche rolls, then dress it up in style.

Lemon and Clotted Cream Scones

Scones are my favourite afternoon tea treat. Here is an easy recipe for Mini Lemon and Clotted Cream Scones. Using lemon zest to flavour the scones and topped with lemon curd and clotted cream. Serve this with a pot of loose leaf tea served in bone china cups. Perfect.

Bruce Bogtrotter’s Rich Chocolate Cake #MatildaBakeOff

Who is this Bruce Bogtrotter you ask. If you did, you probably did not read Roald Dahl’s book called Matilda. Bruce is a boy  in Matilda’s class who got caught eating the headmistress’ chocolate cake. As a punishment, he was forced to eat the whole cake in front of the class. This cake has been made famous in Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes. Matilda is about a young girl who loves to read…. [Read More]

Prawn Quinoa Risotto or Quinotto – Cooking Peruvian with Encona Sauces

Peruvian food has been one of the new favourite cuisines in London in the last 2 years. I have had a several Peruvian meals but still don’t really have a good grasp of the identity of the cuisine. Quite a few of their more popular dishes like Lomo Saltado is a fusion Peruvian Chinese dish, a result of the mass immigration from the Far East in the last 2 centuries…. [Read More]

Fennel and Orange Salad with Manuka Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

A colourful idea for a summer salad. This zingy and colourful fennel and orange salad dressed with a Manuka Honey and Mustard Vinaigrette is a really refreshing salad with nice crunchy textures.

Nduja, Pear and Cheese Toasties with Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar

One of the pleasures of running this blog is the opportunity to find and learn about great products. Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar Cheese is one that I was introduced to recently. I was invited to the Royal Bath and West Show to join other bloggers in a little Cheese Toastie competition. My recipe, which won, was an Nduja, Pear, Honey and Barbers 1833 Cheddar Cheese Toastie (picture above and… [Read More]

Miso Coley Recipe Alternative to Nobu’s Miso Black Cod #SwitchTheFish

Nobu’s Black Cod with Miso is probably one of the most popular and most copied fish dishes in restaurants. The first time I had it in Nobu, I fell in love. Luckily for those of us who don’t frequent Nobu, we can recreate this dish at home with very little fuss.

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