I spent a fabulous afternoon with Scandinavian Kitchen on 18 May discovering the joys of Sweden’s  favourite cheese, Västerbottensost. We made several recipes that afternoon and one of them was Västerbottensost Crème, Bronte, co owner of Scandinavian Kitchen warned me of its addictiveness and she wasn’t wrong. We have taken her advice and served it...

Most people don’t really look forward to Mondays, but last Monday gone, I was given the fantastic opportunity to learn about cooking with a Swedish cheese and cook with the wonderful Bronte Aurell, co-owner of Scandinavian Kitchen in Central London. Scandinavian Kitchen was set up with husband Jonas in 2007 to educate us in the total deliciousness of scandi...

As we think of more products to roll out this summer for both Heaven Preserve Us and to serve at La Petite Bouchee we were both automatically drawn to ginger beer. We both love ginger and there is always an extra-large ginger root in the kitchen for soups, stews, stir fry’s, curries and tea. To say ginger is one of our favourite things is an understatement....

We are travelling to Rwanda today, the birthplace of our lovely friend, Joseph. When most people think of Rwanda, they think of the terrible genocide that happened there in the mid-90’s. The country was composed of 3 ethnic groups, Hutu (85%), Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%) and a radical group of Hutu decided to blame the country’s ills on the Tutsi, so went...

It’s Meat Free Monday and we’re looking at one of my favourite fruits, the humble tomato. It’s also British tomato week and so we’re celebrating by cooking a tomato and okra stew. The tomato is the fruit/berry of Solanum copersicum, a plant from the nightshade family, commonly called  a tomato plant. The species originated in the Americas. Although...

We were invited to a skype cook along with Toshiba UK and Gousto a few weeks back and then all of a sudden today was the day. The whole idea behind the cook along was to demonstrate how easy it is to follow recipes on the Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 in the kitchen, using a fabulous Gousto recipe and their responsibly sourced products. The first thing I did this week...

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Today we are virtually traveling to Turkmenistan, formerly known as Turkmenia, one of the Turkic states in Central Asia. Turkmenistan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west. Present-day Turkmenistan covers land that has been at the...

Malanga root is often mistaken for potato hails from South America. It is usually boiled, mashed or roasted but today we are adding it to a deliciously colourful soup. So pull up a chair and grab a spoon…. Malanga root, also known as Yautia in Puerto Rico or Cocoyam in Jamaica, is similar to taro root, but it has much more flavour.  It is known as cool root...

It is no secret that the Swedish like pickles, and Sweden has rightly become famous for something called ättika. Well, it is no secret that I love pickling too, so of course we had to track it down in the local supermarket. Attika is a really strong vinegar that has a distinctive sour taste and pungent smell and is commonly used for pickling and baking. Unfortunately...

Dysphaniaambrosioides, formerly Chenopodiumambrosioides, known asepazote,wormseed, Jesuit’s tea, Mexican-tea,paico, or herbasanctiMariæ, is a herb native to Central America, South America, and southern Mexico.  Also, it is grown in warm temperate to subtropical areas of Europe and the United States (Missouri, New England, Eastern United States), where it...