Foolproof hummus


Chickpeas are homely food to me – a simple chana masala after a long day, or all manner of pakoras, bhajias and celebratory snacks are how I love to eat chickpeas. I’m pretty sorted on for Indian ways with chickpeas, but recipes from further west seem to allude me. (more…)

Apple and walnut individual cobbler


Pudding season is upon us. Autumn is the best time of year for stick-to-your-ribs desserts, a way to warm up your kitchen and also your tummy. While I’ll usually go for a crumble, I thought I’d give the classic American cobbler a go to warm us up one Sunday afternoon.

Kitchenware specialists Silver Mushroom recently sent me these totally cute cast iron dishes to try a recipe out on, and they turned out to be absolutely perfect for cobbler for two. (more…)

Coconut Ladoo – Kopra Pak

coconut ladoo - milk fudge

Any good Indian will celebrate Diwali, or any occasion with really a lot of food, and little ladoos and mithai are often the best part of it. They’re wonderful to share and feel particularly special as they’re not something you (should) have very often. One of my favourite Indian sweets to make is coconut ladoo, they’re ridiculously simple and everyone loves them. You can even dip them in chocolate if you wish!


Halloumi Caesar Salad

halloumi caesar salad

What’s the longest you’ve taken to get round to something? I made this recipe over 2 years ago. I have actually made it since but this remains the best photograph of this recipe, but it’s been hidden away in my phone waiting to be shared here.

I remember this recipe particularly well because I made it on the day before we moved out of our rented house to our very first home. (more…)

Peach, raspberry and hazelnut friands

IMG_5833-001The type of delicate cakes that women more elegant than me nibble with a cup of earl grey. Or the type of moreish little muffins that I will eat in twos, only stopping myself because I can’t be bothered to get more from the kitchen.


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