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Aloo ko Achar: Nini’s Nepalese potato salad

Aloo ko Achar: Nini’s Nepalese potato salad

Coming from Poland, I don’t have much appreciation for potatoes. They are the everyday staple food served with every lunch or dinner. As a kid, I thought there was nothing exciting about them. Living abroad exposed me to the fun part of this spud and […]

Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans

Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans

Indulge yourself with this deliciously moreish Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans. This is a real winner all year round, best served with a nice thick slice of Irish soda bread. Spicy Carrot, Tomato and Coconut Soup served with Toasted Pecans […]

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 […]

Irish Porter Cake

Irish Porter Cake

As the name suggests, this cake was traditionally made with porter (which is a lighter version of a stout) but it can equally be made with stout like Guinness or Murphy’s (if you’re in Cork) or indeed any beer will do but a stout or […]

Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest Gateau

    Time for some serious comfort food! Black Forest Gateau is my favourite cake without exception. I don’t get home that often so, when I do, this is the first thing on my wish list for my mother to make – I have made […]

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, […]

Sri Lanka: 20-minute-tomato curry

Sri Lanka: 20-minute-tomato curry

  In March 2018, while in Sri Lanka, we took a cooking class at the Amarasinghe Guest House in Mirisse and learnt how to make six insanely flavoursome curries. Tomato Curry follows the pineapple chutney recipe in this mini-series of Sri Lankan recipes! It’s super […]

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 […]

Serbian Sataraš

Serbian Sataraš

Sataraš is a recipe popular through most of the Balkans. Most countries in the region and even countries to the north, like Hungary, and to the south, like Turkey, have their own versions. This is a Serbian version from Tamara, a good friend of mine […]

Saturday Food Stroll in Amman: fancy

Saturday Food Stroll in Amman: fancy

Saturday morning. You woke up late, had your coffee and are wondering what to do next? Need to get your shopping for a week ahead? Get dressed and hit the road. Amman is waiting with all its hidden gems! The list below is a fancy […]