Pomegranite Molasses At Home

Fresh pomegranites

Absurdly simple to make, for taste your molasses will outcompete any store-bought variety by 1000 miles – at a conservative measure

Baked Beans À La Différence

baked beans

Inspired by our friends accross the pond the British baked bean is as quintessentially British as the curry – almost. Here’s a version À La Différence

Gluten Free Oat Hot Cakes

gluten free oat hotcakes

I’m not especially gluten intolerant. But I do like to avoid the insulin spike you get from starchy food with a high glycaemic index, essentially flooding your bloodstream with glucose to be inevitably stored as […]

Shiozuke: Salted Cucumber With Kelp

Using salt to preserve food spans millenia. The earliest known records span back to 6000BC in an area around the Nile valley and Mesopotamia known as the fertile cresecent. Japan, however, has turned this process […]

Sour Lacto-Fermented Plums

Fermented salted ume boshi plums

Our second post on the subject of tsukemono, Japanese pickles, introduces you to the subject of lacto-fermentation. Umeboshi Soured ume plums are an absolute staple in Japan. The small, yellow fruit is part of the […]

Misozuke: Miso Pickled Vegetables

tsukemeono japanese pickled vegetables

Tsukemono – The Japanese Art Of Pickling An intrinsic part of the Japanese way of eating, tsukemono pickles accompany most major meals. Salted, fermented, vinagered or exposed to a variety of micro-organisms from miso to […]

Roasted Tomato And Garlic Soup With Sautéed Figs

bowl of roasted Spanish tomato and garlic soup with butter sautéed figs,

Too late to make it to the supermarket yesterday I woke to just enough milk for coffee and no bread. Oat porridge, then, with rich, thick soya cream for Sunday breakfast: veganly delicious! StillI I […]

Paella

Mexican paella

What makes a rice dish paella? The original Valencian recipe starts by sautéing chicken and rabbit. What hope for veggies? Luckily there are infinite varieties of authentic paellas ranging from squid ink to artichokes and […]

Easy Aubergine Pickle

aubergines for sweet pickle

If you like your recipes quick and simple but tasting great here’s a variation of the previous recipe. Just for you

Sweet Aubergine Pickle

Sweet Aubergine Pickle

I’ve just finished my precious jar of brinjal pickle from London. Trouble is it was so packed full of sugar I only dared enjoy it very occasionally with a morsel of cheese. Now that I […]