Corn Curry

With mildly stinging lips from the chilli heat, I continue to delicately graze away on my corn on the cob, and I remember that this is one of the best ways to eat it – a simple makai nu shaak. Adding crushed walnuts and a drizzle of walnut oil at the end, gives it a…

Picnic Ideas

To me, picnics are an absolute treat, and it’s something I personally don’t do enough of. But now, seems to be the right time to fix that. Meeting friends outside or in the garden is now a thing, and looks to be that way at least until the cooler months (I’m saying that in July…

40 Foods at 40

Early this year, in the middle of a stingingly cold and choppy Atlantic Ocean, a toast was raised for me. I had turned 40. It’s a ‘big one’ they say, but honestly I don’t get hung up on age – one minute I can act like a stroppy teenager, the next have all the wisdom…

Stuffed Focaccia

Since lockdown, lunch has become more of a thing. Whilst I am still working full time, my desk has moved from the work office to the kitchen table and although not physically a million miles apart from each other, the space itself certainly is. A busy office full of people is replaced with solitude and…

Cheese, Chilli & Garlic Tear-and-Share Scones

If you’ve ever met me, there’s a chance I would have tried to force-feed you a home-made scone. Making scones are in retrospect the most Sundayest of things to do, and my freezer is full of different varieties I’ve tried and tested, but these are one of my favourite kind (I have made these without…

Time for Comfort Foods

During these challenging times…. how many times have we seen or heard that now? Or swap ‘challenging’ with unprecedented or unusual. Still, we know, we get it. I sometimes, two months in, continue to have waves of moments where I’m in disbelief, and it takes a little while to comprehend just what is happening across…

Petit Breakfast Ideas

Long lazy breakfasts are my thing, but like so many of us, my thing usually has to wait until the weekend where I have the extra time to actually make breakfast. During the week at work, I often don’t eat until lunch time, and by then I’m a ravenous little goat – hell hath no…

Herby Socca

I have an unpopular opinion confession. I’m not a massive fan of sourdough. There I said it and I feel a big weight being lifted off my shoulders, and if you’re still here, thank you for not closing this page and throwing your phone/desktop out of the window in utter disgust. Sourdough and other bread…

Cookery Class in Mauritius

Think of Mauritius and palm trees, sandy white beaches and crystal clear water all pop into mind. Yep to all of the above, but the food….THE FOOD. For a teeny island the influences and styles are quite phenomenal, ranging from Creole, French, Indian and Chinese. And boy, did I eat. A word of warning however,…

Garlic Scape Focaccia

Have you heard of garlic scapes? I received a box from The Garlic Farm across the water on the Isle of Wight, and started looking into ideas. With so many options to use them (think asparagus with a light garlicky taste), whether in a stir-fry, a soup, or griddled, something about slicing into coins and…