Mamta’s Indian Lamb Meatball Curry | The Keema Sutra

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Yesterday I shared the news that my mum Mamta is one of the two Keema Nans working with Simply Beef and Lamb on their latest campaign, The Keema Sutra. Two of mum’s most delicious keema recipes are in the Keema Sutra flipbook , along with many of her tips for cooking Indian food. Watch her… Read more »

September 4, 2016

My Mum is a Keema Nan!

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For the last few months, mum and I have been keeping a little secret! Together, we’ve been working with Simply Beef and Lamb on their latest campaign to remind the British consumer how delicious, affordable and versatile lamb is through the delicious Indian dish, keema. The keema nans! Mamta and Pervin Mum (who is the… Read more »

September 3, 2016

BSFIC August Roundup | Fruit

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August’s Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream was all about Fruit – a real celebration of summer! Gloria at Homemade and Yummy kicked off with these wonderfully refreshing Blackberry Lemon Tea Pops using lemon tea, fresh blackberries and some candied lemon zest for added zing! Next, Choclette made my mouth water with her Rose Plum Yoghurt… Read more »

September 1, 2016

Travel Quote Tuesday | Robert Frost

When fellow travel blogger Big World Small Pockets shared her top twelve travel quotes recently, I had a bit of a light bulb moment. I’ve been saving my favourite travel quotes for years and years and years but never thought to share them with my readers! I decided to share one quote a week, using… Read more »

August 30, 2016

Miyama Futon & Breakfast | A Glimpse of Rural Japan

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On our latest trip to Japan, I was determined to get a glimpse of rural Japan. We had very much enjoyed our previous insights into traditional Japan – staying in ryokans (traditional Japanese inns, often with quite an age and history to them) and visiting many century-old temples, shrines and castles. But until this trip,… Read more »

August 27, 2016

Shakshuka Boats | Tomato & Red Pepper Baked Eggs in Tortilla Cups

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My first thought on seeing these new bite-size versions of Old El Paso’s Stand ‘N’ Stuff tortillas was to bake eggs in them, with a rich tomato sauce bubbling underneath. Given Old El Paso’s Mexican flavours, such an idea might put you in mind of huevos rancheros – fried eggs laid onto round corn tortillas… Read more »

August 23, 2016

A Taste For… Garam Masala

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When cooks from the Indian subcontinent talk of garam masala, they talk of whole or ground. In his seminal and encyclopaedic book, McGee on Food and Cooking, Harold McGee explains that a greater surface area (from cracking or grinding spices) allows flavour molecules to escape more rapidly into the dish. This is why whole spices… Read more »

August 19, 2016

The Ninth by Jun Tanaka

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I like Jun Tanaka. I like his food, I like his approach and style of cooking, and on the occasions I’ve met him at a food event or cookery demonstration, I’ve liked his gentle and warm demeanour. His latest restaurant has been on my To Eat list for several months. Located on Charlotte Street in… Read more »

August 15, 2016

Blueberry Custard Ice Cream

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One of the most joyous things about summer for me is the abundance of fresh fruit. Seasonal British-grown fruits are a particular joy – that pleasure that comes from missing them when they are gone and anticipating them just before they are back once again… and then, here they are! Blueberries are one such fruit… Read more »

August 11, 2016

Raise a Glass to Tipple Box | Review Giveaway

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This decade is the decade that food and drink subscription services took off. Whether it’s British charcuterie, recipe meal kits or cheese toasties through the post, the selection of fantastic treats now available to buy online for delivery direct to your door has never been so wide and it continues to proliferate with new ideas… Read more »

August 9, 2016