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Friday night curry part two – jeera rice

Friday night curry part two – jeera rice

So what else do you need for a Friday night curry? Tasty rice I should say. Here in the UK we are forever having colourful pilau rice but in India I didn’t come across that anywhere (which I was quite pleased about to be honest!). […]

Friday night curry Part one – Saag Paneer

Friday night curry Part one – Saag Paneer

So I wonder if anyone has tried making Paneer yet? Either way this is a perfect recipe for you to use it in or if you would prefer just buy some, I have to warn you though the taste does not compare! When I was […]

How to make Paneer cheese

How to make Paneer cheese

Over the years I have learnt so much from my Indian sister about cooking Indian food. This week she showed me how to make paneer cheese the same way as her mum had shown her. I had assumed that it would be complicated and a […]

800 Million pounds worth of beauty 400 years ago…

800 Million pounds worth of beauty 400 years ago…

If you were to ask just about anyone to name something in India I suspect nine times out of ten they will say the Taj Mahal. It is one of those places that pretty much everyone has heard of and most have a vague picture […]

Dosa’s on the Golden Mile

Dosa’s on the Golden Mile

I’m on my way back up north and have stopped off in Leicester for a night to catch up with a couple of friends. We decided to go out for a Dosa on the Golden Mile which, if you have never been to Leicester, is […]

Wabi Sabi in India

Wabi Sabi in India

I love this word. It encapsulates so much about how I think and work. It is the Japanese concept of giving respect and reverence for the marks of experience and age that create exquisite patina‚Äôs and clues to histories and past stories an embracing of […]

Left overs quick curry

Left overs quick curry

For the last few days I’ve been sorting through my photos, sketchbook and drawings from India. It has made me need a good curry. I was on cooking duty a couple of days ago and was also skint so needed to make something from what […]

Some of the most beautiful paintings EVER

Some of the most beautiful paintings EVER

Chitra Shala is part of the palace in Bundi and is full of turquoise, blue and gold gently disintegrating wall paintings. It is magical. There are no words really it literally took my breath away. These paintings belong to The Bundi School of painting which […]

Beautiful Bundi Palace

Beautiful Bundi Palace

Bundi Palace in Rajasthan was by far my favourite palace I visited in India. I could have stayed for a very long time just looking and absorbing the crumbling, fading, colourful aesthetic. I love that it hasn’t been messed about with (yet). There is such […]

More Drawing India

More Drawing India

Once I was home from India my head was buzzing with ideas and possibilities. I just felt like I needed to make big drawings. There is something very physical and all encompassing about working on a large scale, the simple movement and gestural mark making […]