Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagne has been in my little black recipe book for over 15 years. This recipe uses cupboard and freezer staples to create a delicious, wholesome recipe that is full of flavour. It can be adapted with the seasons but incorporating things like winter squash,...
Curried Split Peas with Courgette

Curried Split Peas with Courgette

Curried Split Peas with Courgette is inspired by trips to the Caribbean where I first had split peas cooked in this manner. The split peas are not mushy like in soup or dhal, but indvidual, cooked, but still with texture. The last 15 minutes of the cooking time the...
Spicy Peanut Noodles

Spicy Peanut Noodles

Summer is all about not having to spend much time in the kitchen and not having to turn on the oven. Spicy Peanut Noodles accomplishes both of those and is very moorish! The rice noodles only need soaking in hot water, the veggies just need chopping. This is great as...
Onion, Olive and Egg Tagine with Zahtar

Onion, Olive and Egg Tagine with Zahtar

Moroccan food is bold, colourful and tasty, so is this dish.  Onion, Olive and Egg Tagine with Zahtar aims to please.  The combination of onions, olives and Moroccan spice blend, zahtar delivers deep flavour with minimal cooking time.  Tonight for dinner I paired this...
Som Tum – Thai Green Papaya Salad

Som Tum – Thai Green Papaya Salad

Som Tum has is hands down my favourite Thai dish. I love the fragrant curries, the creamy soups and the tangy noodles, but this spicy green papaya salad makes my heart sing every time. The first bite takes me back to the the street food vendors of Thailand. Green...
Nettle and Potato Curry

Nettle and Potato Curry

Nettles are abundant now. Don’t be shy get out and harvest some to make a tasty and simple Nettle and Potato Curry. If you have never picked nettles before here are a few tips to make it a bit easier. Always wear your marigolds and have a basket or bag for your...
Courgette Muffins

Courgette Muffins

Courgettes make these harvest style muffins moist and fluffy. This recipe is an old favourite of mine that I created while working at the Upper Valley Food Co-op in White River Junction, VT. I was asked to start a take away foods deli in the store, The Sweet Lilac...