"In the orchestra of a great kitchen, the sauce chef is a soloist." so said the great French restaurateur, Fernand Point. What is life without sauce? What are chips without ketchup (and salt and vinegar)? Or hotdogs without mustard? Or god forbid, tagliatelle with no bolognese?! Wow, it's midnight, and as I typed that last … Continue reading Tomato Relish
Mountain bread wheat wraps with beetroot hummus, tuna & apple, tomato salsa, and lentil saladMy good friend and colleague, Alena, (hello, it's been a while since she's been mentioned here) and I have decided to follow our other healthier, fitter friends' footsteps towards clean eating. We're really into food, desserts, and cooking though, so we're … Continue reading The Happiness Initiative
I am not one of those homecooked, organic food snobs, however I do enjoy taking the time to whip up fresh food from scratch when I have the time. Nigella calls it her Italian Mamma mode, which I would love to adopt, but have no Italian blood in my my heritage... so I'll need to … Continue reading Garlic Tomato Pizza Sauce
The first time we attempted to make pizza dough was a bit of a mess... Al and I had neglected to read the whole recipe and used the wrong type of yeast. We just sorta... rolled with it (gettit?). Yikes. So, as I had a bit of free time this week, I thought I'd give it … Continue reading Sweet & Savoury Pizza
On a typical day after a massive rave party, one would drag oneself out of bed around 2 in the afternoon, cursing the daylight and shouting for a nonexistent manservant to fetch one's cup of coffee and a handful of Advil. Last Saturday, however, after an amazing night at the Guetta gig (I never know … Continue reading Domesticated Day In
I thought long and hard about what recipe I would feature on my 100th blog post; fancy sweets or simple tea cakes, stylish cupcakes or a super complicated iconic recipe? Then I just took a moment to think about why I decided to do this in the first place: I just love to cook. I … Continue reading 100th Post!
My grandmother calls my style of cooking "masak terjun", which loosely translated means I toss anything I have at hand into my dishes. This is fine with me, and I've started naming dishes "spaghetti terjun", "dhal terjun", "roast terjun", "cake terjun", anything terjun LOL. Terjun, literally translated means "dive".Here's another dish that I've made frequently … Continue reading One Pot Chicken Roast