Month: May 2015

Double Dipped Southern Fried Chicken

Double Dipped Southern Fried Chicken

My mother used to cook a recipe that she called Maryland Chicken which many of us would usually refer to as Southern or Kentucky Fried Chicken. And I don’t mean Colonel Sanders’ variety, although fried chicken is still one of the nation’s favourite takeaways. I mean the kind of chicken […]

Västerbotten – Västerbottensost Paj.

Västerbotten – Västerbottensost Paj.

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 […]

Lashings of Ginger Beer

Lashings of Ginger Beer

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 […]

Brochettes of Salmon With Lemon and Dill

Brochettes of Salmon With Lemon and Dill

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 […]

Meat Free Monday – Tomato and Okra Stew

Meat Free Monday – Tomato and Okra Stew

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. […]

Dograma

Dograma

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. […]

Malanga & Vegetable Soup

Malanga & Vegetable Soup

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 […]

Attika Pickled Rhubarb

Attika Pickled Rhubarb

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 […]