Month: January 2013

Kitchen Garden : How To Grow Basil

Kitchen Garden : How To Grow Basil

Back in the Kitchen garden today and we are learning how to grow basil with the  London Herb Garden There has definitely been a change in the weather over the past week and as many gardeners are gearing up for the most busy period of the year (from March to […]

Sushi – Soft-Shell Crab and Prawn Tempura Sushi Rolls

Sushi – Soft-Shell Crab and Prawn Tempura Sushi Rolls

Hold on to your Makisu  -it’s time for another lesson in sushi making from Sushi Queen and professional Japanese chef Keiko. Keiko, runs Sushi Queen which runs sushi making courses for groups and people as well as a fantastic Secret Japanese Restaurant  Today Keiko introduces us to my absolute favourite, Soft-Shell […]

Spicy Lamb Tangine With Jewelled Cous Cous

Spicy Lamb Tangine With Jewelled Cous Cous

Tagine, from the N. African Tajine, is a slow cooked one-pot meal bursting from the seams with flavour and texture. Served in a traditional Tajine which is a cooking pot with an iconic conical cover. Originally a Berber dish from North Africa, the tagine showcases some of the most aromatic […]

Heaven Preserve Us – Preserved Lemons

Heaven Preserve Us – Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons are one of the easiest things to make and one of the tastiest things to add to stews, tagines, salads and even soups. Preserving the lemons in salt with additional aromatics means the lemons take on a rich and deep flavour when added to dishes. When they are […]

Soupe Dragon – Bloody Mary Soup

Soupe Dragon – Bloody Mary Soup

I have never made a secret of my passion for a good Bloody Mary. This mighty cocktail is packed full of some of my favourite flavours and not only makes the most delicious drink in the universe, but also a mighty fine soup. The roasted vegetables add an extra layer to the […]