Posted in July 2012

Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs

So how’s this for inspiration…  Yesterday I was reading the Three Little Pigs to a couple of lovely children who I’m helping with their English over the summer.  It wasn’t the first time I’d read it that week, so my mind was wandering to what I had to do later that day…  I needed cat … Continue reading

Tortilla Española – ¡Riquísima!

Tortilla Española – ¡Riquísima!

Tortilla Española; A Spanish classic, a great way to use leftover boiled spuds/chips, easy to make, tasty, versatile, perfect for tapas/lunch/accompaniment to a meal and one of my faves! What You Need Potatoes – peeled and diced into equal sized small cubes Eggs – normally about 6, beaten in a large bowl Onion – sliced … Continue reading

PotL◑◑k Clams – A Must Try!

PotL◑◑k Clams – A Must Try!

A few years ago, I died and went to food heaven!  At the time, I was eating something similar to this…  I was in such a state of ecstasy afterwards that I floated home.  Some weeks later, I decided I would try to recreate this fabulous dish but struggled to remember it exactly.  So as … Continue reading

Mushroom Pilau Rice

Mushroom Pilau Rice

As promised yesterday, here is my recipe for Mushroom Pilau Rice to accompany my Kinda Tikka Masala… What You Need Basmati Rice Mushrooms – sliced Onion – sliced Cinnamon Stick Cardamom Pods Cloves Vegetable Stock Cube Water Butter (You can use Ghee if you like, but I don’t like the taste so much) Saucepan How … Continue reading

Kinda Tikka Masala

Kinda Tikka Masala

  A few weeks ago, whilst watching Saturday Kitchen, I saw a clip of Rick Stein going to Karachi curry house in Bradford and they gave him their recipe for Lamb Karahi.  It looked delicious and I was eager to try it as it was a totally different method to any I’d ever used to … Continue reading

Creamy Sherry, Liver, Bacon & Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Sherry, Liver, Bacon & Mushroom Pasta

A few months ago I had a liver and pasta craving.  It’s not something I’ve ever seen the Italians put together in any restaurant I’ve been to, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me! What You Need Chicken Livers – chopped into equal sized chunks Smoked Bacon – lardons or streaky sliced up … Continue reading

Ketut’s Balinese Base Gede

Ketut’s Balinese Base Gede

So, if you’ve just read my Croquetas with a Balinese Twist blog post, you’ll know that to make it, you need Base Gede; a mixture of spices and the basis for pretty much any Balinese dish (according to Ketut at Payuk Bali).  This recipe is entirely Ketut’s and I lay absolutely no claim to it.  … Continue reading

Croquetas with a Balinese Twist

Croquetas with a Balinese Twist

I was having a nosy through a Spanish cooking magazine the other day when a recipe for croquetas caught my eye.  The magazine was giving suggestions of what to do with leftover rice.  I much prefer rice to potatoes (the standard ingredient of all croquetas) so I thought I’d give it a try…  But their … Continue reading

Pork Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Pork Skewers with Peanut Sauce

I can’t take the credit for this peanut sauce recipe as it was something I learnt from the wonderful Ketut at Payuk Bali cooking school in February.  We made it with Gado Gado Salad but I just LOVE it with Pork Skewers. What You Need Pork – cubed Peanuts Garlic Shallots Red Chilli – fresh … Continue reading

Gambas Pil Pil (Garlic Chilli Prawns)

Gambas Pil Pil (Garlic Chilli Prawns)

This is a Spanish classic which I had never made in my life.  It was also the ONLY thing my sister wanted for lunch the other day, so true to form, I pulled a few things out of the cupboards and gave it a whirl!  Result = Total Success!   What You Need Raw King … Continue reading