Chicken, ham and leek pie (with short crust pastry)

  Cold, dark days and the run up to Christmas always brings cravings for the classics. I really need some comfort food this time of year and what’s more comforting than a pie? I’m also trying to improve my skills with pastry so this was another excuse to practise.  Although you can buy pastry, shortcrust … More Chicken, ham and leek pie (with short crust pastry)

Jamaican Ginger Cake (with fresh ginger and a-little-bit-a-rum)!

As you may have picked up (if you’ve been following this blog), I am passionate about food and there isn’t much (or indeed anything), that I don’t like if it’s cooked well. But some flavours get me really excited and ginger is one of them!  There’s something comforting and warming about ginger and this cake … More Jamaican Ginger Cake (with fresh ginger and a-little-bit-a-rum)!

Chapatis (quicker, cheaper, healthier than Naan and the easiest bread you will ever make!)

In 2009 I was privileged to spend a few months working in South India. India is a huge country and there is a massive variation in cuisine between the regions. We stayed in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka but also spent some weekends in Kerala. Every meal we had was very different but the one constant was … More Chapatis (quicker, cheaper, healthier than Naan and the easiest bread you will ever make!)