These days I see bunches of leeks everywhere, so I figured they must be in season! I only recently became a real fan of leeks after eating them whole and roasted, with some extra butter and parmesan shavings. They are so simple, so tender and PACKED with flavour.
This was my very first attempt at a tarte Tatin! I’m actually quite embarrassed to say that this was also the first time that I had ever tasted a tarte Tatin. I’ve seen it many, many times on tv and in books, but never actually made the effort to get my hands on it.
I grew up in a house that only knew one type of curry: mild. “Cartwrights Medium”, to be exact. My Mom used to cook fragrant chicken curries, beef curries, lamb curries, mince curries – all using that same simple spice mixture.
Since I bought my pasta machine a few years ago, I make home-made pasta at least once a week. A bit of elbow grease has never been bad for someone who likes to cook as much as I do, so I see it as part of my work-out – a way to justify the massive portion of pasta that I’m about to eat.
Once a month Nicola, Tasha and I get together to shoot all the images for the weekly food posts. We are all extremely passionate about food, and every month we tell each other about our favourite recipes and promise to share them.
There are few dishes as homely as a freshly baked apple pie, served warm with thick cream. It smells buttery, yet fragrant with cinnamon, the fruitiness of fresh apples filling the air. I’ve always struggled to find an easy recipe for a hearty apple crumble, untill I once saw “The Hairy Bikers” on BBC Lifestyle cooking up a really rustic version of this classic pie.
Sometimes life takes you on a bumpy ride. Not serious stuff, but enough to make you need a hug at the end of the day. Like breaking down on the highway in mid morning traffic. Or getting a massive bill for unforseen medical costs. Or finding out your fridge has stopped working.
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