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Category: From scratch

Red Curry Paste (Prik Gaeng Ped)

Red Curry Paste (Prik Gaeng Ped)

When traveling in Thailand three years ago, I took a class at Chef Leez cooking school. Ever since, I have been pounding my own curry pastes. Made them in Iraq and Jordan, where I lived before, using more local ingredients. I believe in authenticity but […]

Alleged American Gherkins

Alleged American Gherkins

Poles love their pickles. No surprise that as a kid, I joyfully accompanied my grandma in preserving… everything. Baby cucumbers, tomatoes, broad beans, beetroots, cauliflower, bell peppers, onions, you name it. Both grandparents were gherkins’ fiends. When going to the market, they selected the smallest […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Try this quick and easy Irish Soda Bread recipe, goes great with a hearty soup or serve with some honey mustard and smoked salmon!

‘Save the world’ green radish leaves pesto

‘Save the world’ green radish leaves pesto

Let’s say that you bought heaps of radish at your farmer’s market and after using the root, you are left with a whole bunch of green leaves. What would you usually do? Throw them in the bin? Yes, I used to do this as well. […]