Beauty, Culture & Relaxation at Hoshinoya Karuizawa

Beauty, Culture & Relaxation at Hoshinoya Karuizawa

If any one nation excels at skilfully enhancing an area of natural beauty to make it even more beautiful, it must surely be Japan? Certainly, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting than Hoshinoya Karuizawa, located in an area known colloquially as the Japanese Alps. Hoshinoya Karuizawa is not only one of the [Read More…]

Shaking the Shakshuka at Cafe Loren, Camden

Shaking the Shakshuka at Cafe Loren, Camden

A dish from the Middle East that’s become increasingly popular in recent years, shakshuka is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner – a delicious bowl of eggs braised in a spiced tomato sauce, usually served with freshly baked bread. Cafe Loren owner Lee Penn is a huge fan which is why his Camden-based restaurant [Read More…]

Nori-Wrapped Hot Smoked Salmon Cubes With Miso Mayonnaise

Nori-Wrapped Hot Smoked Salmon Cubes With Miso Mayonnaise

For me, mayonnaise is indelibly associated with the summer; an integral part of food eaten outside. The picnic rugs and garden tables of my childhood were laden with bacon and mayo-dressed potato-salad, rich and creamy coleslaws, a huge bowl of tuna-sweetcorn-mayo and a bottle of homemade Marie Rose sauce to slather over burgers and sausages [Read More…]

Heston’s Triple-Cooked Chips

Heston’s Triple-Cooked Chips

Popularised by Heston Blumenthal, triple-cooked chips (french fries for you North Americans) are very simple to make at home and not at all as faffy as they sound. The first cooking is to parboil the chipped potatoes; the next is to fry the chips at a low-to-medium temperature and allow them to cool and dry; [Read More…]

A Taste For… Tomatillo | Tomatillo Salsa

A Taste For… Tomatillo | Tomatillo Salsa

From its name you might think it’s a type of tomato. It certainly looks a lot like one, once its husk is peeled away. In fact, although the tomatillo is a member of the expansive nightshade family (which includes tomatoes as well as potatoes, aubergines, chillis and peppers), it actually falls within the physalis genus, [Read More…]

Harumi Kurihara’s Green Beans with Minced Pork

Harumi Kurihara’s Green Beans with Minced Pork

A few days ago I shared my review of Everyday Harumi by Harumi Kurihara. Kurihara is one of Japan’s most well known cookery book writers and TV cookery show presenters and also runs a chain of home ware shops and cafes, and publishes a quarterly recipe magazine. To write Everyday Harumi, she spent time living, [Read More…]

Homestyle Japanese Cooking | Everyday Harumi by Harumi Kurihara

Homestyle Japanese Cooking | Everyday Harumi by Harumi Kurihara

With three trips to Japan under my belt, yet still dreaming about the next one, my interest in Japanese food shows no signs of fading. One of my favourite books on my cookbook shelf is Everyday Harumi by Harumi Kurihara, first published in 2009. A new paperback edition ahs just been released, so to celebrate, [Read More…]

Sweet Cherry Crumble Crisp

Sweet Cherry Crumble Crisp

Also known as a fruit crisp in parts of North America a fruit crumble is one of Britain’s favourite desserts; a comforting bowl of cooked fruit topped with a layer of flour, sugar and fat crumbled together and baked in a hot oven. It’s popularity grew enormously in the era of rationing during and after [Read More…]

July BSFIC | Dairy Free

July BSFIC | Dairy Free

For this month’s Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream, I’m looking for ice creams, sorbets, ice lollies, granitas, shaved ice – indeed any sweet frozen treat – that is completely dairy free. Whether you use a dairy free substitute (such as coconut or almond milk) or create a recipe that doesn’t need one is completely up [Read More…]

BSFIC June Roundup | Summer Refreshers

BSFIC June Roundup | Summer Refreshers

Resurrecting Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream (now the summer is supposedly here), I left the theme wide open, calling upon my fellow bloggers to create a frozen treat that reminds us how wonderful ice cream, sorbet, ice lollies etc. can be when the sun is shining. As it turns out, June hasn’t been the wonderfully [Read More…]

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