Delicious orange and black sesame cake

Delicious orange and black sesame cake

Yesterday my housemate went off on an adventure to Iran (not at all jealous, much!) She cleared out the fridge of stuff that wouldn’t last which included an orange puree and some almond milk, these two things screamed ‘bake a cake’ to me so I…

My favourite thing to eat in Asia

My favourite thing to eat in Asia

One of my favourite dishes throughout South East Asia was fried morning glory, or Thai water spinach. It grows in abundance and so is a very cheap dish to buy if you are on a budget and eating out. So I was a little bit…

Peanut Satay Sauce

Peanut Satay Sauce

Right so first recipe using the spice mix in the previous post. You can of course go and buy a Thai curry spice mix ready made just double check the ingredients if you are coeliac like me you might be surprised. You will need: 3…

Preparing a Thai spice mix ready for some recipes

Preparing a Thai spice mix ready for some recipes

So I have started working on some recipes from my Asia trip and firstly realised I need to make my own spice mix. Having been to my local Thai supermarket (which is excellent) it seems that the general Thai curry paste they have has wheat…

First Asia inspired dinner

First Asia inspired dinner

I’ve been back for four days and I am already missing asian food. So tonight I decided to concoct something inspired by much of the food I have eaten over the last two months. I had to pop out to buy eggs but other than…

HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR WINDFALLS (OR SOMEONE ELSE’S) PART TWO – spicy

HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR WINDFALLS (OR SOMEONE ELSE’S) PART TWO – spicy

I hope you still have some apples left as this recipe is a cracker especially if you like spicy food. It comes from my preserving bible mentioned in the previous post but with a couple of added tweaks. The recipe is a relish rather than…

How to preserve your windfalls (or someone else’s) Part one – Sweet

How to preserve your windfalls (or someone else’s) Part one – Sweet

Most of us know someone who has an apple tree if we don’t ourselves. At this time of year if you live in a particularly friendly area you might find a box of apples outside someones house that says ‘please help yourself’ so do help…

More Autumn comfort food

More Autumn comfort food

I know I keep repeating myself here but the weather is most definitely on the turn. I’ve got jumpers out and coats on that haven’t been around for a while. And not to depress anyone but the nights are drawing in and I’ve noticed that…

A British classic weekend brunch

A British classic weekend brunch

Now we are heading into Autumn it’s time for good proper comfort food. I had this for brunch on Saturday but it would be perfect for tea to. My version gets all the taste but with a lot less time than the traditional one. Another…

Quick late night snack

Quick late night snack

These griddle pancakes are so quick and easy to whip up if you need something warm, filling and comforting. The best ones in my opinion are cinnamon and raisin but you could easily add different things if you prefer. Back in my student days these…