For many who read my blog surely know by now my penchant for mangoes they could be ripe, raw, Indian, Brazil, Dominican republic……. Why do I love them so much? Maybe it’s because I grew up in a tropical country surrounded by mango trees or because they add such a wonderful twist to… Continue reading Chundo ( Hot, sweet and sour raw mango pickle)
How many of you buy broccoli as part of your weekly shop and then tend to “forget ” about it in the fridge? Hands up I am one of them, never really been a huge fan of broccoli however, over the years by cooking it in different ways I found my self starting to enjoy it… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Masala Broccoli,Pepper and Potato Parcel
How many of you are still using up left overs from Christmas? Well I for sure am and no its not Brussel sprouts or pies or veggies it’s the ingredients I had bought to make my Saffron and cardamom infused profiteroles which I never got round to due to unforeseen circumstances. Now what do I do… Continue reading Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce with a Hint of Cardamom Spice
Only 2 sleeps till Christmas and I am still making home made gifts to give to a few friends. Do you have any last minute gifts that you have to get? Then why not give this ago because its simple, easy and best of all home made. Jars of Chutney’s add such a lovely touch… Continue reading Festive Chutneys and Gifts: Chilli, Pineapple and Cranberry Chutney
To add to the Christmas chilli hamper that I prepare every year with a selection of jam’s, chutney’s, mature cheese and savoury crackers, I went for this combination of chutney this time to get a sweet, tangy and spicy flavour. The gorgeous beetroot’s and carrots were the last roots remaining from my dad’s garden, so to turn them into this… Continue reading Chilli, Beetroot and Carrot Chutney with a Tamarind Twist.
Firstly let me point out that this isn’t they type of jam you would slather on toast and eat however, if you are one who can stand that amount of heat then for sure give it a go but please be cautioned. A couple of years ago I made my first jar of chilli jam… Continue reading Red Hot Sweet Chilli and Coriander Jam
Nothing comes close to the satisfaction of consuming home made jams, preserves or chutney especially when the world is your oyster when it comes to choosing flavour combinations. A few years back when I was running my cake business not only were the cakes home made, the different flavours of jams used were also home… Continue reading Cinnamon and Cardamom Infused Plum and Orange Jam
There are so many varieties of apples which you can get all throughout the year which are used in many different ways in cooking and baking. I know of many houses who have apple trees growing in the garden and with the long summer we have had this year, it has been apples galore everywhere. Last… Continue reading Apple Chutney