Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince in Brandy

If you struggle to buy gifts for people at Christmas, it is always a good idea to make something at home.  You may choose to make Christmas decorations, preserves, biscuits, candles and the list goes on.  I always enjoy giving a gift that I have made or grown in my garden.  It gives me pleasure… Continue reading Home Made Christmas Fruit Mince in Brandy

Zabaglione Semi Freddo with Marsala Sauce

For those living in the Southern Hemisphere, with the warm weather and Christmas fast approaching a gorgeous dessert that can be celebrated. For the lovers of Zabaglione this is another alternative that will leave you and your friends wanting more. Ingredients 6 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 cups Marsala 1/2 cup caster sugar… Continue reading Zabaglione Semi Freddo with Marsala Sauce

Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto

When Asparagus are in season, for me it is bliss. This simple appetiser takes very little time to prepare and you only need a few ingredients. When a dish is quick, easy to prepare and tastes great why not give it a go especially when entertaining. Ingredients 22 Asparagus (approximately 2 bunches) 11 Slices of… Continue reading Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto

Smoked Salmon Log

I always like to make a few nibbles to kick the night off.  While one is having a drink it is always a good idea to have a little bit food to accompany the beverage you are serving.  I adore Smoked Salmon and this starter goes well with a drink or two.  It is very… Continue reading Smoked Salmon Log

Cardamom Aromatic Rice

I love this wonderful rice dish and I would like to share it with you.  It is very simple to make and its wonderful aromatic flavours compliment many dishes.  It was served with my South Indian Style Chicken Curry, posted last week.    The spices and aroma will not disappoint. Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2… Continue reading Cardamom Aromatic Rice

South Indian Style Chicken Curry

The first time I made this curry and tasted the delicious, creamy, fragrant, mouth watering flavours I could not resist having a third bowl full. On this occasion I am sharing this beautiful recipe with Stephen. Stephen has asked if I have a chicken curry recipe that is not too hot. This curry is full… Continue reading South Indian Style Chicken Curry


Hummus is an enjoyable snack to serve when you have guests or to have ready for the family. It can be served with Lebanese bread, Turkish bread, cut up vegetables and can accompany meat dishes especially Lamb.  It’s a Middle Eastern delight that can be shared. Ingredients 400 grams  cooked chickpeas 2 heaped tablespoons of… Continue reading Hummus