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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 […]

Botwinka: Polish beetroot-leaf-soup

Botwinka: Polish beetroot-leaf-soup

Last Saturday, Mike and I visited Nour al-Barakeh organic products bazaar to get some fresh veggies for the week ahead. It was my introduction to this weekend pop-up market which hosts organic farmers, food and natural cosmetics producers, local artisans and also some local chefs. […]

‘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. […]

15-minute egg-noodles with white radish and flaxseed

15-minute egg-noodles with white radish and flaxseed

Hello Folks, Our followers and friends often think that we spent hours in the kitchen preparing sophisticated dishes decorated with swans carved out of various vegetables. It happens…sometimes. Most of the time…not really. Having a full-time job, social life and some past-time activities don’t leave […]

Kale-Sweet Potato Soup

Kale-Sweet Potato Soup

  Guess what. Yesterday, I got kale and chocolate tomatoes for free from We Farm, our local organic veggie shop. (!!!) – Why would you give it for free – I asked the sales lady in astonishment. – Because people in Jordan don’t know these […]

Carbonara, the bastard of globalisation

Carbonara, the bastard of globalisation

  Carbonara outside of Italy is the bastard of globalisation. Internationally, chefs tend to add heavy cream, mushroom and butter to thicken the sauce. The creaminess of an original recipe comes from a raw egg cooked immediately after it’s mixed with the hot pasta. An […]

Tiramisu, the Italian way

Tiramisu, the Italian way

In the 90s, Roma had few pubs, which offered a place to sit and enjoy a pint of your favourite beer. Men dominated the space behind the bar and pushed women to the kitchen. Lorenza had no choice but to work as a cook to support herself in her university days. She used to prepare simple snacks and tiramisu from her aunt’s recipe. A pleasant addition to her daily wage was free booze that was pouring in streams after the closing hours. Students life is not a sad life.