Asparagus, Plum Tomatoes and Roast Baby Potatoes Salad

Roast Potatoes are not just for the weekend roast but is versatile enough for other meals too. Here is a salad recipe that uses roasted baby potatoes in a different and very tasty way. This salad is vegetarian friendly and the addition of mozzarella makes it a delightfully tasty salad.

Sunday Selection: Easy waffles, Lavazza Prontissimo Instant Coffee and Lee Kum Kee XO Sauce

Where I review the new Lavazza Prontissimo Instant Coffee (great for ice coffees), the pantry staple Lee Kum Kee XO Sauce and convenient Birds Eye Frozen Waffles.

Plum tomato tart with Parmesan biscuit, avocado and chorizo

It’s British Tomatoes Week and we had such a fun masterclass with Paul Foster making delicious tomato dishes at the Le Cordon Bleu Cookery School. British tomatoes taste great British tomatoes are so often ignored and overlooked. Just last evening at another event, another blogger was lamenting about how bland our tomatoes are. She has obviously not been introduced to the great produce that is available here locally. It is… [Read More]

Easy Stir Fried Lamb with Cumin and Chilli

Easy Stir Fried Lamb with Cumin and Chilli is a quick dish for a mid week meal. Inspired by the Northern Chinese Muslim cuisine, you can make this tasty dish in about 15 minutes.

9 fascinating facts you didn’t know about Quinoa

9 fascinating things you didn’t know about the superfood Quinoa. It’s not a grain but a pseudocereal. It’s a complete protein. has low GI and is easy to digest.

5 Best Places for Coffee in London

Where do you find the best coffee in London. Here are the top 5 places and they are not the usual suspects. Monmouth, Carpo, Poilane, Caravan and Wild Honey.

Exploring Mystical Bali

There is no doubt that Bali is a very Mystical place. It is almost tangible. Besides the 5 star beach resorts, there is a lot of culture to absorb on this beautiful Island.

Bay Area Day Out: Hiking in Mount Tamalpais Marin County

One of the most fun things to do in San Francisco is to venture our into the great outdoors for the day. These Northern Californians are spoilt for choice with things to do around the Bay Area. The locals in the Bay Area and all over California have been rejoicing since El Nino has been blessing them with daily rain storms, ending their 4 year drought. Not so much if… [Read More]

Cooking with Comté Cheese

2 easy recipes using Comté, the artisanal French PDO cheese. We make twice baked Comté cheese souffle and a very simple onion tart with Comté, apples and bacon.

Onion tart with apples, bacon & Comté Cheese

At a recent Comté cooking class, we used this fabulous artisanal French PDO cheese to make a simple onion tart. The recipe uses caramelised onions, cheese, apples and bacon which comes together in the perfect combination of crispy, savoury and sweet. You can either make your own rough puff pastry or just use a good ready frozen, all butter puff pastry. You can either make a big tray and cut it… [Read More]

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