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…

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part three

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part three

At the weekend I got together with a couple of my favourite people who I’m going on an adventure with in November to Myanmar (Burma). They are both old friends of mine but hadn’t met each other before! To help this first introduction/planning meeting go…

Endless coleslaw ideas

Endless coleslaw ideas

So… healthy coleslaw? Can it be healthy? Of course with a little imagination and no mayonnaise. I make coleslaw a lot as its easy cheap lasts for two or three days in the fridge and, in my opinion, is much tastier than the generic shop…

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part two

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part two

Second up are blackberry muffins. These are a bit more dense than non gluten free muffins and don’t rise much but are very tasty. You could also use other fruit that is in season or rhubarb which has been lightly cooked so it hasn’t fallen…

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part one

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part one

Having been away for a while I knew I’d be coming home to a garden full of fruit. The blackberry’s had produced another round, the apples were falling off the trees and there was a crop of rhubarb. A perfect reason to get baking! I…

Warming Lentil and Sausage Casserole

Warming Lentil and Sausage Casserole

After a week of sunshine and sea swimming I am back in the north and the temperature has definitely dropped. It’s that time of year when it is cold in the morning so you put lots of clothes on but by lunchtime you are too…

Easy dinner on the beach anyone?

Easy dinner on the beach anyone?

I’m still on my travels and am in Bournemouth. I love to cook for my friends it’s a great way to say ‘thank you for having me’. So my last night with friends who have put me up for several nights over the last couple…

Friday night shenanigans in Blandford

Friday night shenanigans in Blandford

I am on a bit of a tour around the country during August catching up with friends. This weekend I was in deepest Dorset with some friends who have all the same interests as me including food! As it was Friday night they were keen…