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!’…..
I found Marrakech to be evocative, frenetic, a sultry assault on all my senses, and a place that I will visit time and time again. Until next time Marrakech, ‘ila likaa. fi amen Allah’
A beautiful friend of mine told me that she had two donuts for lunch! Well. I simply could not let her out eat me on the donut front could I… that would be wrong on so many levels! So, I created these! Cardamom donuts with Orange Blossom Cream. Let me just stop a second to…
A lesser known fact…..I am a cheese hater! So, ordinarily I avoid pesto unless it’s homemade. This recipe is totally dairy free so it’s great for my vegan and dairy free friends oh and not forgetting my fellow cheese haters!
This has been my third visit to Turkey however my first to the Antalya region. It won’t be our last! There are two things that strike me about Turkey, one is the interesting perception of this wonderful country from people who we have told that we are visiting, amongst which has been ‘I haven’t ever…
Myself & my lovely team, will be returning to Alderford Lake on
Saturday 14th September
with another brand new menu with recipes I have pulled together over the last few months and haven’t been released on blogs yet!
This dish is utterly divine. It is indulgent and sociable. Subtle in deliciousness due to the delicate spices used and none are so overpowering that it allows you to taste each spice individually. The rice becomes patchily stained by the juice of the sour cherries and the tadig (crust at the bottom of the pot) is fragrant and has a syrupy sweetness about it from the saffron and yoghurt. My husband tells me he can’t get enough of this meal and that the meatballs, that are delicately flavoured with turmeric, are like sweets!
The very first thing I learnt to ‘cook’ in the kitchen was jelly! Out of a packet, those little blocks of hard, chewy, way too sweet jelly that you had to dissolve in boiling water with a fork and would leave a sticky sugary residue on your teeth for hours after eating….
Lamb Nachos… just saying that makes me hungry!! Who doesn’t love a giant heap of nachos!?!
A few years ago my husband made me a beautiful Persian Love Cake for my birthday. It was a delicate cardamom chiffon sponge with a delicious fresh cream filling flavoured with rose water with candied rose petals and pistachios. It was incredible. I am unashamed to say that I ate pretty much the entire cake, bar one slice that he had, and I loved every mouthful.
Hello lovelies! Well….what a fantastic first event that was! The feedback from my guests far exceeded my expectations and my team & I had a lot of fun on the night! All in all a fab experience and one that I can’t wait to do all over again!….. So…… we are back at Alderford Lake this Summer for one night only:
Saturday 11th August!
It will be my second ‘Supper Club’ and I have a new summery menu that I am so excited to share with you all 🙂