Baking · Cakes · Desserts · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Cinnamon and chestnut layered cake with mulled wine poached pears

When it comes to spending time with family over  good food, drink and company i’m always excited. Why? well since my childhood family time has always been important and spending time with extended family whom you only see a couple of times in the year brings a lot of joy. This year Christmas is at… Continue reading Cinnamon and chestnut layered cake with mulled wine poached pears

Baking · East meets West Fusion · Food · Glutenfree · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Reviews · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Gluten Free Firecracker Spicy Rice and Paneer Canapé and Tilda Supper Club Review

  It only seems like yesterday that I was invited by Tilda to attend their supperclub  alongside other fabulous food writers and bloggers. Of course the wonderful meal was prepared by the Dazzling food writer and cookery personality  Mallika Basu queen of shortcuts and tricks :). Mallika based all the dishes from starters to mains using Tilda Rice. I’ve… Continue reading Gluten Free Firecracker Spicy Rice and Paneer Canapé and Tilda Supper Club Review

Seasonal and Festival Foods · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Edible gifts- White Chocolate and Mulled Wine Spice Caramels

Are you still thinking about gifts to give for Christmas? Do you want to please your recipients with some delicious home-made caramel that is really quick and easy to make but looks like you have worked on them for hours? Then these little delights are right up your street, with just four ingredients and less than… Continue reading Edible gifts- White Chocolate and Mulled Wine Spice Caramels

African Cuisine · Baking · Food · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Snacks · Uncategorized

Crispy Baked Pili Pili Cassava Chips

Pili Pili in Swahili means pepper whether it is birds eye, or capsicum. Recently I have craved more picky foods rather than proper meals maybe it’s the weather or the fact that we all have had the horrid cold and eating something spicy wakes up my taste buds. Cassava is a popular and staple food… Continue reading Crispy Baked Pili Pili Cassava Chips

Seasonal and Festival Foods · Uncategorized

Sweet Christmas Mince with Brandy

Ahhhhh the wonderful aromas of warm Christmas spices start to make their presence felt in our household. It literally stunned me that next week we are in December, these past few weeks have really been a roller coaster for me and fact that my Christmas shopping isn’t even half done is scary. Having read twitter… Continue reading Sweet Christmas Mince with Brandy

Condiments · Uncategorized

Red Hot Sweet Chilli and Coriander Jam

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