Month: June 2015

Book Review : The Foodie by James Steen

Book Review : The Foodie by James Steen

It won’t have escaped people’s notice when they come to our home that we have rather a lot of books. On closer inspection one will notice that the vast majority of them in one room are cookbooks. I’d hazard a guess at around 500+, oh and the ones piled high […]

Our Ultimate Big BBQ

Our Ultimate Big BBQ

Standby London it’s set to be 27oc at the weekend which means only one thing… We all like to BBQ, we Brits are famous for braving the weather and carrying on regardless, armed with brollies, makeshift roofing and the like. That’s fine on a small-scale, when it’s just one or […]

Meat Free Monday – Tahini Dressing

Meat Free Monday – Tahini Dressing

Welcome to Meat Free Monday. I always associate tahini with making hummus. A big dollop in the blender with all the other ingredients transforms nutty chickpeas, garlic, lemon and other spices into the most delicious dip, stuffing, marinade. Here’s a bit about the origins of this rather thick gloopy paste. […]

Meat Free Monday – Dudhi and Aubergine Curry

Meat Free Monday – Dudhi and Aubergine Curry

For Meat Free Monday today, we’ve chosen a vegetable I came across in our local ethnic store over the weekend. I had looked for courgettes which we now have a total obsession with in this house either in salads or sautéed with lemon. strangely, I couldn’t find any courgettes yesterday […]

kitchenalia – The Chinois

kitchenalia – The Chinois

Kitchens only became a room of their own, devoted to simply cooking, from the 18th century on, because until then food was cooked over an open fire and, before the advent of modern pipes, water was brought into the kitchen area from an outdoor source such as wells, pumps or […]

It’s Gin O’Clock – Review

It’s Gin O’Clock – Review

When we were asked by Flaviar to review one of their spirit tasting boxes in which they supply shots of different boutique distillers spirits to try, we were delighted. When they sent us their gin box, It’s Gin O’Clock, it certainly wasn’t a disappointment! WE LOVE GIN. We loved their […]