Video Easy Entertaining (3 Recipes)

It has been a while since my last video and and once again I have collaborated with videographer Yenny in producing my third.  Short films are fun, challenging and you get the opportunity to learn a little about the industry on a smaller scale.   Being two people and not a huge team, prepping, cooking etc.,… Continue reading Video Easy Entertaining (3 Recipes)

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)

Dried Fruit & Pear Relish

Hello dear friends, I hope that you are all well and enjoying the preparation that the festive season brings.  Life has been busy, it has been difficult to sit down and write a post.  I have had many gift ideas, recipes that I would have loved to have shared, time has just slipped away. Better planning… Continue reading Dried Fruit & Pear Relish

Potato Bites

There will be a number of vegan guests at my daughter’s birthday party.  An idea came to mind that the central element of the vegan dish would revolve around potato.  The only time consuming part of making these little bite size morsels is cooking the potatoes and refrigerating them overnight.  The result will be delicious… Continue reading Potato Bites

Russian Salad

I have been wanting to share this recipe for some time now and other ideas and recipes have taken over.  The salad is loved amongst our family members and is always served on special occasions and festivities. Ingredients 3 medium Desiree potatoes (cooked) 300 grams green beans (lightly cooked) 250 grams baby peas (frozen &… Continue reading Russian Salad

Roast Peppers & Goat Cheese Tartlets

It will be my daughter’s 21st birthday soon and we are preparing for the big event.  I am experimenting with a few foodie ideas that will be suitable for the party.   I am planning to serve finger food on the night to 150 friends and family.  This recipe for Roast Peppers and Goat Cheese… Continue reading Roast Peppers & Goat Cheese Tartlets

Zesty Citrus Mousse

A delightful summer dessert that is light and refreshing. Ideal to serve at the end of a wonderful meal. Ingredients 3 Lemons (grated rind and juice) 1 Small Orange (grated rind and juice) 6 eggs (separated) 1 cup caster sugar 2 teaspoons gelatine powder (dissolved) 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 600 ml thickened cream (whipped) Preparation… Continue reading Zesty Citrus Mousse

Cevapcici (Balkan Skinless Sausages)

Cevapcici are tasty, fun to eat and can be served in many different ways.   They found their way into the Balkan culture through the Ottoman Empire many years ago. The Ottoman Empire embraced them from the Arabic and Persian cultures who still serve kebabs in many different ways. There are different versions of Cevapcici depending… Continue reading Cevapcici (Balkan Skinless Sausages)

Moroccan Lamb Spare Ribs

This is a simple and easy meat dish to make.  It can be served as a starter or a main dish with a salad or vegetables. Ingredients 1 kg Lamb Spare Ribs 2-3 Tablespoons Moroccan Spice Mix Moroccan Spice Mix 1 teaspoon ground Cumin 1 teaspoon ground Tumeric 1 teaspoon ground Ginger 1 teaspoon Salt… Continue reading Moroccan Lamb Spare Ribs

Mushroom & Leek Soup

For all the Mushroom lovers, a quick and easy soup to make, that tastes magical! 1 Large Leek (sliced) 1 Spanish Onion (sliced) 1 teaspoon Thyme (leaves only) 100 grams of Shitake Mushrooms (sliced) 500 grams of button Mushrooms (sliced) 700 grams of large Field Mushrooms (approximately 4 cut into small pieces) 30 grams of… Continue reading Mushroom & Leek Soup