Salad Olivieh

This lovely, essentially fancy potato salad, originates in Russia and is a party favourite of mine and of most Iranians! You will find it on the table at nearly every social gathering or party and will nearly always be decorated with vegetables made to look like flowers…

Cardamom & Pistachio Truffles

My husband and I are both runners. Have I mentioned this before? Maybe not. Well, he likes to run in the evening and I like to run in the morning, as by 7pm it is a lesser known fact that I turn into a sloth and cannot condone any exercise at all. I prefer to use this time to eat really good food or chocolate! Judge me if you will. I judge me. I still do it….

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….