Cold Brew Coffee

It must have been shortly after I was introduced to my first espresso martini, that I heard rumblings about cold brew coffee. A few articles, then a select brand of coffee specifically for cold brewing appeared on the shelves of the grocery store. I asked about, but it was still not big news over here…

Creamy Tortellini, Chicken & Spinach Soup

So, I have been really intrigued by one of my friends, who has been hosting freezer meal workshops. She is quite entrepreneurial and has her hands in several pots, but clearly food is a theme amongst many of them – something which of course appeals to me. The other thing which really made me take…

Romanis Wrap

It might seem a little ridiculous to post a recipe for a sandwich, however, when I was introduced to this by a friend I was surprised at how much I loved it. The next day I couldn’t stop craving the different textures and flavour, so I went to grab the ingredients in time for lunch….

Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

When I was a young girl, I had a dear friend in my class for a couple of years, before she moved to the other side of Canada. We remained in touch for several years, albeit she was much better than I was at staying in touch, before we lost touch for good. Many years…

Soba Noodles with Sesame Seeds

Every once in a while, I find a recipe which I find I am making again, and again. I am easily bored with food, so this is quite unusual for me. On the salad front, I am continuously making the taco salad recipe – the lime vinaigrette is so light and refreshing and the tortilla…

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Biscuits

These might look like any other biscuit (or cookie for you North Americans), but trust me, they aren’t. They are the brainchild of my cousin. (Really I am starting to feel like a fraud by posting all her recipes, but truly they are worthy. And she doesn’t blog… so someone has to let the world…

Cod Cakes in Tomato Sauce

When Ottolenghi was last in Edinburgh, for the launch of Plenty More (a couple of years ago now), somehow this recipe was brought up during the evening. He stated it was probably one of his favourite recipes and it comes from his Jerusalem cookbook, which he developed with Sami Tamimi. If you haven’t tried out this…

Stewed Berries with Porridge

If I could have a cooked breakfast everyday, I think I would be most happy. Okay, lets be realistic, a breakfast of pastries and sweets would best – but not realistic. When the weather is cooler and the threat of snow is in the air, a warm cosy breakfast is the best way to start…

Basic Crepes

A lot of my recipes are scribbles on tiny pieces of paper. Usually a list of ingredients and not much else. Then there are a handful of recipes buried in the depths of my brain, somewhere. This filing system includes nothing more than ingredients coming together until they ‘feel’ right. This happens to be one…

Apple Pie Pancakes / Crepes

I have spent years refining the fillings for our pancakes (aka crepes) on Pancake Tuesday. I like to have a few savoury and some sweet, in addition to the usual lemon with sugar, cinnamon sugar and nutella with bananas which seem to be mandatory. Usually I like to have some sautéed mushrooms or sautéed spinach. I have…

Curried Meatloaf – Bobotie (South African Meatloaf)

When I was growing up, we were the kids who ate ‘different’ food. It wasn’t something I noticed or cared about, until we would have a friend for dinner and they would refuse to eat anything. Not even try it. In turn, I would go to their houses and have what I could call very…

Stuffed Peppers

Lately I have been on a quest to find some side dishes to accompany our main for dinner. I wanted something relatively easy to prepare in advance and didn’t include the usual meat filling. With our lives being incredibly busy at the moment, I am trying to simplify my life and as such, simplify the…