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Follow-no-recipe Paneer with Mustard Leaves

Follow-no-recipe Paneer with Mustard Leaves

With 10 million dwellers, Bangkok is the largest city we have ever lived in. Travelling across different neighbourhoods is like moving between movie sets of, among others, the Blade Runner, Kabi Kushi Kabi Kan and the Sex and the City. With people, comes diversity, visible […]

Summer Green Pea, Mint and Chilli soup

Summer Green Pea, Mint and Chilli soup

Summer Green Pea, Mint and Chilli soup15 minCook Time 15 minTotal Time Save Recipe Print Recipe Ingredients400 grams peas, fresh or frozenOne large onion, chopped1 stick of celery chopped.Three cloves of garlic, mincedOne small spicy chilli pepper, finely choppedA dozen mint leavesHalf a dozen basil […]

Roasted artichoke, tomato and chilli pasta

Roasted artichoke, tomato and chilli pasta

During artichoke season there are so many great ways to enjoy fresh artichokes, one of my favourite is a simple pasta sugo (sauce) made with the leaves of roasted artichokes mixed into a regular sugo. Even factoring in baking the artichokes for half an hour, […]

Not your usual potato salad

Not your usual potato salad

Potatoes go well with everything at any time of the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner. This thinking may originate in my Polish upbringing since we, Poles, serve potatoes at any occasion. They’re cheap and nutritious. Recently, they have been honoured with a ‘super-food’ tag.  Spud is […]

Unloved zucchini flower pasta

Unloved zucchini flower pasta

Zucchini Flowers are the-all-time-favourite! Yottam Ottolenghi makes this amazing Corsican Tarte with the florets and ricotta. Michael stuffs them with mashed potato mixed with prosciutto, Parmigiano and fresh herbs. In Amman, the zucchini flowers remain a novelty and a niche product. When zucchinis arrive in […]


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Follow-no-recipe Paneer with Mustard Leaves

Follow-no-recipe Paneer with Mustard Leaves

With 10 million dwellers, Bangkok is the largest city we have ever lived in. Travelling across different neighbourhoods is like moving between movie sets of, among others, the Blade Runner, Kabi Kushi Kabi Kan and the Sex and the City. With people, comes diversity, visible […]

Finger-licking Lemon Curd

Finger-licking Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is a real home comfort food for me. At home my mother would usually only make it at Christmas, so it also evokes Christmassy very feelings. Well this is my mother’s original recipe and as I write this, one month after being home […]

Trinbagonian Chicken Stew

Trinbagonian Chicken Stew

This week we are hosting a guest post by Jovanna, a friend from Trinidad who was kind enough to teach us her mama’s potato and chicken stew! By Jovanna Stewed chicken and potato was the first real Caribbean dish my mother taught me to cook. […]

5 services in Amman to do your shopping without moving your arse

5 services in Amman to do your shopping without moving your arse

Selecting products that you like in the shop is often very rewarding. You get to pick the juiciest tomato or the ripest banana, and you are a part of the local community. However, we all have these days when life gets super busy, and shopping […]

Not so ‘hipster’ lentil pate

Not so ‘hipster’ lentil pate

  Last time when my father was donating blood, he received a cookbook with traditional recipes from our region in Poland (Swietokrzyskie). The project commissioned by a local newspaper ‘Echo Dnia‘ aimed to document local cuisine by interviewing the countryside cooks. When flicking through the […]

Polish pierogi (dumplings) with blueberries

Polish pierogi (dumplings) with blueberries

Blueberries foraging is a family sport in Poland. As a kid, I used to drive with my parents and grandparents to the nearby forest to pick some blueberries. Tiny shrubs carried heaps of little berries that tinted my fingernails for the days after the ‘harvest’. […]

Chicken story

Chicken story

Having grown up on a farm, the desire to be somewhat self-sufficient is something I have never lost. Living in a city, you’re never going to have enough space to grow all of your food but you can use what space you have creatively. I […]

Sri Lanka: 20 minute – okrah curry

Sri Lanka: 20 minute – okrah curry

Sri Lankan Okrah curry, a way to make okrah edible. And when I say edible, I mean it. I have been around the Middle East for quite some time and had a ‘pleasure’ of indulging in the local slimey okrah stews.  Many friends tried to convince me that […]

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Dry Spice Mix and Sri Lankan Curry Mix

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Dry Spice Mix and Sri Lankan Curry Mix

In March 2018, Mike and I visited Sri Lanka. During our stay, we attended a great cooking class and learnt a bunch of new recipes. Ever since we cook them when we crave for some comfort food! Today, we’re sharing with you recipes for two […]

Stuffed zucchini flowers

Stuffed zucchini flowers

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” The old adage is very true when it comes to Zucchini flowers. They are one of those things that are either treasured or discarded without a second thought. I learned to treasure them while living in Italy where […]