After a good thanksgiving week of overindulgence I think we all crave a little bit of clean tasting food. Much as I love turkey with all the trimmings and its resulting tryptophan food coma, I need to have something lighter and sharp soon afterwards. But it’s still cold and wintry here, so hearty food is […]
Ingredient Archives: cilantro
To say that our weather has been odd for fall this year is an understatement. Just last week, temperatures hit a record high in the mid eighties (that’s 30 degrees centigrade in new money). And today we have oppressive humidity, dark stormy skies and a tornado warning. One could say that the weather is […]
This pasta salad is just slipping under the wire as a summer dish. I know that technically it’s not summer anymore but don’t let that deter you. The beauty of this meal is that it can be made ahead of time, and can use up any surplus vegetables and herbs you might have bought or […]
These smoked fish fritters are perfect for the end of summer. There is the sweetness of fresh corn and red peppers, along with a more grounded salty bite from the fish. There’s a little bit of a crunch on the outside that gives way to a lovely soft almost chewy centre. And they’re messy; or […]
Fish cakes are an undervalued part of a good home cook’s repertoire. They fit into that world of second-string meals; generally used as a means for consuming leftover potatoes and fish. But I think this is unfair. Done well, fish cakes are a glorious thing – homely, economical, and more than anything, rather tasty. The […]
This dish, a Cambodian Ratatouille, is great for hot weather. It has the strength and depth of flavour that a curry might have, but is cooked in just twenty or thirty minutes. Paired with some jasmine rice and fiery hot birdseye chillies, you could do a lot worse on a hot day than this meal.
At Lani’s farm stand this week I spotted some fresh chickpeas being put out. I’d never tried them before, but as chickpeas seem to be one of my favourite ingredients this week, I couldn’t resist. Along with the first crop of corn I decided to make this lovely little salad rich with flavours from south […]
The sugar snap peas I picked up this week at the market are criminally good. Crunchy, good sized peas and so sweet you could gobble them up for dessert. So when it came time to make a dish with them I wanted something that would show them off to best effect.
About a month ago I broke my Ottolenghi virginity by trying out a soup of his made with Swiss Chard, lentils and lemons. I had been a little apprehensive about trying it, concerned that the cinnamon in the soup would overpower anything else. But I gave it a shot and since then have been itching […]