I'm a big fan of aubergines in all sorts of forms: babaganoush, curries, moussaka, stuffed, grilled. Their distinctive flavour, the way you can get a real smokiness into them when you grill them, the way they pop in your mouth when you have them in a curry and it's like a juicy bomb of flavour … Continue reading Argentinian Pickled Aubergines
When I think about some of my favourite meals, I'm always drawn to big sharing feasts with a variety of dishes. Mezze, tapas, dim sum, and barbecue are some that immediately spring to mind. I think it's primarily because I don't have to decide on one thing and can have lots of options. I've always … Continue reading Sumac roast cauliflower with hazelnut dukkah and harissa yoghurt
A couple of months ago I went to a friend's birthday at Hotel Chocolat's Bean to Bar class at their shop and school on Monmouth St, Covent Garden. I've done a couple of chocolate classes before for work events or hen parties, so I was interested to see how this one would compare. We were … Continue reading Bean to Bar: Making Chocolate at Hotel Chocolat
I love giving away food hampers at Christmas as it's the perfect excuse to make some homemade treats and put a little love and creativity into gift giving without breaking the bank. I don't necessarily make everything that I put into a single hamper, but give a mixture of homemade goods and interesting foods I've … Continue reading Pears in rooibos syrup
I had such an amazing time during our recent trip to Edinburgh which I can partly put down to finding some fantastic foodie treats! Here's the lowdown on my Edinburgh food haul... You can't walk far in Edinburgh without seeing a shop selling whisky. Neither Mark nor I have ever been whisky drinkers and yet … Continue reading A guide to foodie finds in Edinburgh
Ever since seeing all of the beautiful apples at Dupont Circle Farmers Market in DC, I've been wanting to make baked apples. It's such a good way of using one of the season's best ingredients with a recipe that transports me right back to when I was young and we would eat them as a … Continue reading Baked apples with candied pecans and crumble topping
Washington DC has some seriously good restaurants and with joints by the likes of David Chang and Jose Andres it's clear to see why. Each time I visit I feel like I'm only scratching the surface! Earlier this year I posted about some of the great places to eat in DC, earlier this week I wrote … Continue reading More great places to eat in Washington DC!