Being A Recipe Busy Body!

Imagine being a 9 year old little girl telling your grandmother, who had flown over from Iran and was stood cooking in your aunts kitchen ‘you are doing that wrong!’…..

Pressure Cooker Misshaps & Ghormeh Sabzi

I remember the first time I made this I was 18 and had just moved into my own house. My Dad had gifted me a pressure cooker for my birthday and I decided to try to make Ghormeh Sabzi….

My Lovely Little Persian Lamb, Advieh & Sumac Straws

I went out for something to eat in Watford last week with some friends and we went to a lovely little Lebanese restaurant. We had around ten different mezze plates and one of them was some little lamb pasties…

Nowruz – New Year Festival

As the days are getting longer and warmer Spring is so close I can almost smell it! Everyone is starting to dry their washing outside, children are playing in the gardens after school and everything just looks and feels a little bit better in general than the wet drizzly post-Christmas dark nights that January and February had to offer….

My little Persian kitchen cupboard…

As I may have mentioned in a previous post, one of the things I find utterly amazing about Persian cooking and cooking in general is how a collection of ingredients can take on a totally different identity when they come together ….

Persian Roast Chicken, The Perfect End To Thursday

After another busy week at work, feeling poorly and running & swimming daily, my body and mind are in desperate need of some TLC tonight and as I am completely enamoured by all things food it had to be something to eat…

It’s a Yazdi Cupcake Kind Of Day!

Green cardamon has a slightly resinous and aromatic flavour and I find is best used in sweet dishes than black cardamon. Black cardamon is great to use if you want to add a touch of smokiness and a coolness similar to mint to a dish…..

The gift of a rose

Rose is one of the main flavours of Persian cooking along with Turmeric, Saffron, Pomegranate and Cardamon. Pull up a chair at any Iranian restaurant and you’ll be sure to find something flavoured with Rose on the menu. ….