Turkish Delight

The Turkish Delight is finished at last and it was certainly worth the effort.  The only worry now is if it will last until the weekend before being consumed.  I used my home-made rose water to colour it – I think it turned out really well! Anywho, I promised the … Continue reading

Attack of the Vampire Spinach

Well, actually, it’s more properly called Rainbow Chard – so named because the stalks come in a variety of colours.  The yellow is just as bright but not as spectacular, and there is also pale pink, white, pale yellow and an almost orange colour.  Honestly, I haven’t altered the colours … Continue reading

My recipe for labneh

My recent cheesemaking spree has yielded results!!  My first ever batch of labneh is ready! Labneh is a fresh cheese of Middle-Eastern origins that is absolutely delicious and VERY easy to make.  You can make it with plain yoghurt bought at the supermarket or you can make it from scratch … Continue reading


It’s the middle of winter here so the tomato plants should have shrivelled up to nothing by now.  However, here in the new house, a rather interesting thing is happening. In the neighbours yard but poking through our fence is the most fabulous tomato plant.  Getting all the water from … Continue reading

Dong Po Pork – The Reckoning

One of the most popular things on this blog is my recipe for Dong Po Pork. It’s basic, easy and delicious.  Could it be possible to make it even better? Well….. Yes. The original recipe I used was very basic and used only a few ingredients.  The new improved version is … Continue reading

Naan Bread – A Very Easy, Authentic Recipe

I love fresh naan bread.  I eat too much of it when we go to an Indian restaurant because it’s never so good as when it’s fresh.  I have bought pre-made naan to go with curries and they have universally been disappointing.  One brand that I bought for a dinner … Continue reading