May 18, 2016

Today just takes me back to my childhood. The mouth watering smell of pokoras being prepared by my mum, while dad use to enjoy making the chutney, fresh mint and chilli  with dry pomegranate seeds. What a pleasant smell it was indeed.

 

The satisfaction I got  as a...

September 19, 2015

 

It’s Eid Ul Adha (Muslim festival) in a couple of days. A day not just to dress in new clothes but the food is equally as colourful. Though excitement is not quite the same as you get older I do still enjoy the fact how food brings families and friends together. For m...

July 27, 2015

 

For all you bread lovers and all those that just want to treat yourself to something delicious. There is no better way than enjoying a home cooked paranta either on a rainy day or for picnic with the family. I remember as a child going on a picnic with all the mums an...

March 27, 2015

Like me you may have heard from your parents, chicken soup will help to cure colds and heal in so many different ways. But a chicken on the bone doesn’t have to be a broth or stock with no flavour. As a child my siblings and I would often watch my father buy his free r...

February 7, 2015

Bitter Gourd Melon (Karela) or as I recall the name I gave it ‘Crocodile veg’

I spent my childhood listening to my parents lecturing me about the benefits of this ‘Crocdile’ lookalike vegetable. Today I definitely appreciate the knowledge my  parents shared with me. ....

January 21, 2015

 

 

I don't know about you guys but I woke up on New Year’s Day, feeling pretty positive. I was going to make some great changes, have fun, and enjoy life. Be happy and healthy. Yes, healthy! Don't panic it doesn’t mean I have to go all crazy and just stick with my daal...

November 29, 2014

 

Some of my friends think I am a little crazy when I say to them I cooked a spicy lasagne. They soon change their mind when they have a taste. I love to experiment with my spices and bringing other cultures together through food is just perfect.

Pasta is always welcomed...

August 10, 2014

 

 

 

Spice that's not just for cooking

 

A spice that heals from wounds to relieving arthritis.

 

It’s amazing how some spices take you back to your childhood. How I appreciate my mother’s great knowledge of the spices she used. Her fine skills of preparing fresh wonderful f...

June 7, 2014

Growing Coriander

 

I grew up watching my parents work hard in their allotment. My dad loved going down to the allotment and spending hours there. I never understood why when I was young, but as I got older it all made sense. That was one place he could relax in the brig...

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