Monthly Archives: October 2014

CARROT KHEER INSPIRED PUMPKIN PIE

The most beautiful pumpkin turned up in our veg box this week, which made my morning when I saw it – I’d been hoping for days that we’d get one, as I’d got it in my head that I wanted to try my hand at a sweet pumpkin pie.  I didn’t fancy anything too rich, […]

SMOKY MISO GLAZED AUBERGINES

I have to make an effort with lunches.  If I wasn’t careful, I’d probably end up eating crackers and cream cheese every day – not entirely conducive to a balanced diet.  We’ve actually started a list of possible options, so that we never get stuck in a lunch rut.  You see – and here’s the rub – we don’t […]

CARDAMOM, ALMOND & CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH A COFFEE DRIZZLE

Regular visitors to this blog will know that I can’t get enough of cardamom.  I also drink a lot of coffee.  Throw them together and you’ve got something really special, particularly when you add chocolate into the  equation.  Browsing through Delia Smith’s website, we came across her coffee and cardamom cake with pistachios.  I liked the look of it, but don’t […]

INDIAN SPICED TEMPURA VEGETABLES

I’ve been having fantasies about tempura of late.  I’ve always been a fan of the stuff, but during a recent trip to Lisbon, one of the most simple dishes we ate also turned out to be one of my favourites (although, to be fair, there were quite a lot of favourites): in a bar, we were given tempura coated green beans, served alongside […]

SPICED BANANA & WALNUT DROP SCONES

I’d never made drop scones before, but these turned out surprisingly well – warming and comforting.  I’d been wanting to make them for a while now, and it seems that the change in weather has had me gravitating towards all things crumpetty and so provided the extra push I needed to have a go.  I followed a basic Hugh […]

CHEESE & COURGETTE SOUFFLÉS

The thing about busy lives lived in cities is… Well, there’s many things I could say about that, but for me, the biggest loss is that of the seasons.  They seem somewhat hollow, like diluted versions of what you might experience if you were surrounded by green spaces.  I try and get out and immerse myself in woods […]