Category: I’m feeling adventurous

Tofu Kimchi Dumplings

Tofu Kimchi Dumplings

Korean dumplings (mandu) come with various fillings, including meat, tofu, kimchi. These ingredients can be combined or used separately. Inspired by a Korean friend who showed us how to make mandu, I put together ingredients used traditionally in Korean dumplings (tofu, kimchi, mung bean sprouts) […]

Feta, bell pepper and thyme tart

Feta, bell pepper and thyme tart

More-ish feta tart with bell pepper, thyme and black olives. Cooking time: 60 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredientes Round baking tin – 20 cm. diamater Parchment paper Pastry 1 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 1/2 tbsp yogurt or cream 250 g cold butter, […]

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: Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Chutney

Sri Lanka: Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Chutney

A week that we spent in Sri Lanka is probably not enough to learn the story of this island. I will try to spare you mere flashbacks and annoying tourist comments. Anthony Bourdain’a advice is to get real when you travel. Forget about searching for […]

Irish Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter

Irish Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the cooking. For a lot of the sweet dishes like Christmas cake and Christmas puddings , preparation starts months in advance – they improve with age and have a long shelf life. They should be made at the […]

Homemade limoncello – Where have all the grandmas and grandpas gone?

Homemade limoncello – Where have all the grandmas and grandpas gone?

I started to make Limoncello some years ago and the response from Italians took me a little bit by surprise as it seems that not many people make their own any more. I lived in Italy for four and a half years and in that […]

Home-made Pasta

Home-made Pasta

It was the middle of July. Rome’s muggy summer air filled my lungs as I walked out of the metro station at Laurentina. Fascist buildings paying tribute to a bygone era were just down the road, among them the Italian Parliament and the famous Mussolini […]

Pilau Masala

Pilau Masala

One of the hidden treasures of Zanzibar is a spice blending workshop. Murtala, the workshop master lives outside the town in a small house overlooking the Indian Ocean. I attended one of his classes while in Stone Town. After 2 hours and having spent 30 […]

Zanzibari Tea Masala

Zanzibari Tea Masala

One of the hidden treasures of Zanzibar is a spice blending workshop. Murtala, the workshop master lives outside the town in a small house overlooking the Indian Ocean. I attended one of his classes while in Stone Town. After 2 hours and having spent 30 […]

Michael’s Beer Honey Mustard

Michael’s Beer Honey Mustard

  This is a recipe I have been tweaking over a number of years and I often vary something just to try out different combinations . The honey gives this mustard a nice sweetness but don’t be fooled, it packs a serious punch! It’s great […]