My mother is staying with us for a bit and so we decided to make some scones for our tea! I’ve never made these before, even though scones are famously easy to do.… Continue reading

Keralan Aubergines with Lentils and Tamarind

I found this recipe from ‘The Guardian’ recently, as part of an article suggesting alternatives for storecupboard staples like rice.  It sounded really delicious – at least, judging by the list of ingredients… Continue reading

Merguez Spice Mix

I thought I’d finally share the recipe of one of our favourite spice mixes! It’s originally from this book (can you tell I love Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall?!) and I’ve adapted it a little to… Continue reading


I recently made this wonderful applesauce recipe, since I had a glut of over 20 apples! I of course amended the recipe a bit to make it easier, and made it all in… Continue reading

Paneer recipe

Paneer is an Indian cottage cheese, usually made with whole milk, and used in many north Indian dishes. It’s one of my favourite things in the whole world and I’m annoyed that it’s… Continue reading

Malai Kofta – Mughal Paneer Kofta Balls in a Rich Tomato Gravy

Last night I decided to go all out and treat us to a real Mughal feast. The Mughal Empire ruled over a land which stretched from the Indian subcontinent to parts of the… Continue reading

Bademli Peynir Ezmesi (Turkish Goat’s Cheese Spread)

I had my friend Sam over on Friday for a mezze feast; it’ll be one of our last evenings together before I move back to Budapest with my boyfriend. So I thought I’d… Continue reading

Breakfast of Champions!

I have about 200+ pages of reading to do this weekend, ahead of next week’s even bigger work load. The stress seems to have got to me already, at 11am on a Saturday,… Continue reading

Sichuan Fish-Fragrant Aubergines and Vegetable Fried Rice

I love Chinese food. Just love it. Specifically Sichuan food. NOM NOM NOM. The combination of sweet, sour, spicy and salty flavours and the scope to play with textures is amazing. One of… Continue reading

Extra Mature Cheddar, Chive and Pepper Scones

My mother visited us about a week and a half ago, and we made scones over the weekend to enjoy on a rainy day! We made plain scones as well as these beauties,… Continue reading