All recipes, both our own plus those reprinted with permission from cookbook publishers

Which Recipes Were Top in 2011?

For those less interested in my restaurant round up than in the cooking, here are the 12 recipe posts which received the most views during 2011. Chicken, Bacon, Mushroom & Crème Fraiche Pasta Braised Ox Cheek Bordelaise Chocolate & Chorizo Chilli Con Carne How to make Strawberry Vodka Liqueur Persian Baked Yoghurt Rice with Chicken ... Read more »

Malawian Ginger & Garlic Fried Fish

In my review of Bought, Borrowed & Stolen by Allegra McEvedy, you’ll see that my favourite aspects of the book were Allegra’s travel memories, and her introductions to her amazing collection of knives brought back from those travels. We did make a recipe though, choosing her Malawian Ginger & Garlic Fried Fish. Nsomba Zokazinga Ndi ... Read more »

Kavey’s Cackalacky Roast Rib of Beef

When I was invited to take part in the Grey Poupon cooking challenge, I immediately remembered the intriguing recipe for Cackalacky Spare Ribs that I’d read in my recently acquired book, The Whole Hog Cookbook by Libbie Summers. As Grey Poupon was originally an American-owned brand (born back in 1777) Cackalacky seemed doubly appropriate. (These ... Read more »

Iranian Kuku-ye Sabzi (Soft Herb Omelette)

Kuku-ye Sabzi (Soft Herb Omelette) -- Kookoo Sabzi

I absolutely adore kukuye sabzi (also known as kookoo sabzi), an Iranian recipe for a soft, herb-filled omelette. This recipe is from Greg & Lucy Malouf’s Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food and is straightforward to make. Read our review of Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food. (Kuku-ye Sabzi) Soft Herb Omelette Also commonly spelled Kookoo Sabzi. Author ... Read more »

Lamb Kifta Tagine With Eggs

This delicious recipe for meatballs and baked eggs in a spiced tomato sauce is from Greg & Lucy Malouf’s Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food. We really enjoyed the dish, fniding it a lot like a North Indian tomato-based curry in flavour. Read our review of Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food. Lamb Kifta Tagine With Eggs ... Read more »

Let’s Make Christmas Pickles, Chutneys, Jams & More!

I love the idea of giving homemade gifts for Christmas. I’ve come across the mentality that homemade is second best; I know people who judge on monetary value and assume that shop-bought, established brands are always better than amateur efforts. Homemade to these folks is about thrift or stinginess or rose-tinted nostalgia, if they’re being ... Read more »

Introducing My Pavlotart!

When challenged to create a dish with the theme of Whipped Heaven (cream/desserts) for week 2 of the Russell Hobbs Allure cookery challenge, one idea popped into my head straight away. A cross between a pavlova and a fruit tart. I named my creation the pavlotart! Kavey’s Pavlotart From the pavlova, I’m taking the meringue ... Read more »