Sticky Pear and Fig Cake

This delightful cake recipe I am sharing was passed onto me and fellow students by our chef Sebastian. We used Nashi pears for the recipe in class however, for this recipe I have used William pears.  You can use other varieties such as Bosc, Packham, Asian, Comice, Red Bartlett or Conference as long as the pear’s flesh remains firm.… Continue reading Sticky Pear and Fig Cake

Spinach, Peas & Mint Salad

Hello dear friends, It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to post a recipe.  Today, I decided to put a number of things aside and put together a simple, easy and yet very healthy salad that I know is mouth watering and delicious.  Spinach is a fast growing annual and is readily available all… Continue reading Spinach, Peas & Mint Salad

Hearty Bean Soup (juha sa grah, špek i kobasice)

Growing up as a kid in Croatia, meat wasn’t on the menu all that often, especially beef.  We had fish from the river, our own chickens, eggs if the chooks were happy laying, if not you had to buy them from your neighbours providing they were willing to sell or barter for something you had an abundance of… Continue reading Hearty Bean Soup (juha sa grah, špek i kobasice)

Roasted Carrots, Parsnip & Butter Beans (Cumin Dressing)

Roasted vegetables are wonderful to serve for large groups or for a family.  They are very easy to prepare, all you need to do is wash them, pat dry them, coat with olive oil, place on a tray and into the oven. Check on them every once in a while whilst they are cooking to… Continue reading Roasted Carrots, Parsnip & Butter Beans (Cumin Dressing)

Seafood Curry Laksa

What does one do when their favourite Malaysian restaurant closes it’s doors after many years and you can no longer get one of your favourite dishes a curry laksa.  You continue your journey around town and visit other Malaysian restaurants that have this wonderful dish on the menu.  For those occasions when one just wants… Continue reading Seafood Curry Laksa