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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’. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Calamari Curry

Calamari Curry

This Zanzibari curry is a perfect choice for any seafood lover out there. I’ve learnt how to prepare it while cooking at Lukman’s Restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Stone Town. An addition of raw mango turns it into a very unique and exotic […]

Octopus Curry

Octopus Curry

This Zanzibari curry is a perfect choice for any seafood lover out there. I’ve learnt how to prepare it while cooking at Lukman’s Restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Stone Town. An addition of raw mango turns it into a very unique and exotic […]

How did I sign up to be a chef’s assistant in a Zanzibari restaurant?

How did I sign up to be a chef’s assistant in a Zanzibari restaurant?

Lukman’s restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Zanzibar opened in 2007 and welcomes on average between 600 – 1000 diners every day. I stumbled upon it by coincidence while flicking through Mark Wien’s blog: Migrationology. I never worked in a real restaurant kitchen before […]