I know it’s been a while, so I figured it would be a good time to post some new recipes. I’m trying to kickstart myself into action by participating in Elle Luna’s 100 day project. I’m going to try and post a recipe every day for a century of days. In keeping with the project, […]
Ingredient Archives: Mint
This week I have visitors and so I wanted to start with a dish that I think is a perfect meal to greet people (not so) fresh off a long transatlantic flight. Feeding people who have just arrived after a long journey is a tricky affair. You want to welcome them into your home with […]
Baked eggplant might sound at first blush like a depressingly bland affair. But once you have tried this wonderful marriage of succulent pillowy soft eggplant with sharp tomatoes; spicy heat playing off cooling mint and calming mozzarella I think you will change your mind. The simplicity of the making the dish belies the complexity of […]
When you shop at the farmers market for produce you never know what surprises await you. This week I picked up some rather intriguing looking Turkish, or Scarlet Eggplant. About the size of a thumb and either bulbous or a little pointy, they are related to the purple eggplant we know but probably closer in […]
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 […]
After the excesses of yesterday’s rich, in-your-face steak I want to bring you something lighter and altogether more cleansing. It’s a sneaky little salad made using Watermelon, Halloumi Cheese and charred Tomatillos: simple, fast and a really fun and interesting mix of flavours.
I picked up a stack of Perilla Leaves from Lani’s Farm without too much idea what I was going to do with them. These beautiful, heart-shaped leaves with jagged edges are the size of a small palm and have a really nice fresh flavour that has hints of mint, apples and even that clove-aniseed flavour […]
I’m probably getting as tired of writing about hot humid weather as you are reading it. But our environment drives our moods for what we eat and how we cook more than we give credit for. This monkfish dish is designed for hot weather: no more than about 4 minutes of heat (or you can […]
Another 90º day here and I refuse to add any heat to the house. I woke up this morning with an urge to make the best Greek Salad I could muster. Little did I know this would lead me on a six train (as opposed to the number six train) odyssey.