Bhel-Poori, without the Poori (gluten-free)

Years ago, a good friend of mine went travelling for many months in India.   I had not travelled there yet myself, and when this friend returned he thoughtfully brought me the perfect gift…a story about food.  He spun a tale about being served this odd and exciting crunchy, tangy, spicy, fresh salad like thing…

Sweet and Tangy Fruit Chutney

It was bound to happen.  What with all the jam, curd and marmalade making, I was bound to start making chutney.  I was perfectly content to use store bought mango chutney to top my Spicy Chickpea Pancakes, samosas or pakora….but now I have made my own sweet and tangy fruit chutney, and it kicks the teeth out…

Floral Scented Shortbreads (Gluten-Free)

These cookies combine the lovely aromatic quality of Indian deserts with a crisp and not too sweet shortbread.  I was inspired by the cardamom, pistachio and rosewater shortbread on the lovely food blog My Darling Lemon Thyme.  I enjoyed these rose scented cookies so much, that I started experimenting with orange blossom water and culinary…

Tiny New Potatoes and Aromatic Greens Steamed in Butter

This dish is elegant and easy and is a particularly excellent a side dish for fish.  It should really be made with smaller potatoes than the ones pictured here. It should be made with the tiniest potatoes that you can find. If you are feeling adventurous take a trip  to an Indian market to get…

Masala Spiced Orange Curd

I recently made Meyer Lemon Curd for the first time using a recipe from the very inspiring blog Food in Jars.  It was easy and delicious and I decided that I would make the Creamy Orange Cardamom Curd next time.  When I finally got around to looking more closely at the Orange Cardamom Curd recipe,…

Gingery Cauliflower Soup

Exactly one year ago today, I posted my favourite cauliflower soup recipe. I love that recipe because it is easy and creamy (although it has no cream in it).