Indonesian Tomato Sambal

Indonesian Tomato Sambal

If you read my recent review of Lara Lee’s Coconut & Sambal, you’ll already know that we loved Lee’s recipe for tomato sambal. This versatile and fiery condiment can be served with many of the Indonesian dishes throughout the book. Made from tomatoes, red chillies, ginger, garlic, shallots and some tamarind and brown sugar (for ... Read more »

Romanian Soured Cream Meat Sausage (Mici Littles)

Romanian Soured Cream Meat Sausages

How good do these Romanian Soured Cream Meat Sausage (Mici Littles) look and sound? Another fantastic recipe from Irina Georgescu’s cookbook, Carpathia: Food from the Heart of Romania to add to the Romanian Stuffed Courgette Soup With Soured Cream that we shared yesterday. These garlicky little sausages are a popular street food staple in Romania, and we can ... Read more »

Simple Tomato Bruschetta

It’s odd what you fixate on in times of stress or perceived deprivation, isn’t it? Since we went into lock-down, I’ve been fixating on fresh tomatoes. Dreaming of them, actually. And what better way of enjoying them than a classic bruschetta generously topped with garlicky tomatoes? I want to restrict our supermarket shopping trips to ... Read more »

Roast Leg of Lamb with Basil, Pecorino, Garlic & Wine

Roast Leg of Lamb with Basil, Pecorino, Garlic & Wine

If you haven’t already seen our review of Diana Henry’s From The Oven To The Table, do pop back to read it. The list of recipes we want to make soon will have you salivating. In the meantime, we have permission from publishers Mitchell Beazley to share a couple of recipes from the book. Here’s ... Read more »

Hello, Black Garlic! Black Garlic, Mushroom & Cream Penne Pasta

I’ve been reading about black garlic for the last few years. I’ve even tried a product made with black garlic – my friend Dave made some striking black garlic cheese which I used in a delicious seasonal butternut squash and cheese bake. But until this week, I’d never actually tried the stuff as it comes, ... Read more »

A Seasonal Variation: Butternut Squash, Black Garlic & Blue Cheese Bake

I don’t usually make Halloween dishes. But I had a crate full of home-grown butternut squash in my kitchen when a friend of mine gave me a block of his home-made black garlic cheese. The handover, in a central London coffee shop, probably looked like an illicit drug tryst – the cheese resembled a very ... Read more »

Malawian Ginger & Garlic Fried Fish + Bought Borrowed & Stolen

I’m a natural born collector. As a child I collected stamps, coins, mugs, rubbers and key rings, to name just a few. Our family holidays took us around the world, which allowed me to find great variety, both at home and abroad and I took my collections seriously, taking time and care to choose new ... Read more »