Month: February 2014

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes – new potatoes roasted with rosemary recipe

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes – new potatoes roasted with rosemary recipe

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes – when you fancy something a little different to roasted spuds these rosemary roasted new potatoes have a great fragrant aroma and a wonderful texture… Rosemary roasted potatoes are a great alternative to the usual roasted spud. I tend to use new […]

Homemade Tzatziki Recipe – Greek Dip

Homemade Tzatziki Recipe – Greek Dip

My homemade Tzatziki recipe is packed with flavour, refreshing and screams summer! So, how do you make Tzatziki? Easy… I’ve seen many Tazatziki recipes that complicate what is at its heart a Cypriot village dish; rustic and tasty – you don’t need to muck about with […]

Kleftiko – Greek Slow Cooked Lamb! Lamb Kleftiko Recipe

Kleftiko – Greek Slow Cooked Lamb! Lamb Kleftiko Recipe

Kleftiko is the original Greek slow cooked lamb recipe. Nothing will send your tastebuds to a Greek Cypriot taverna quicker than lamb Kleftiko. Kleftiko is slow cooked lamb that remains totally succulent and literally falls off the bone (you can cut it with a spoon, seriously, you can) and […]

Chimichurri Recipe – how to make chimichurri sauce recipe

Chimichurri Recipe – how to make chimichurri sauce recipe

Chimichurri Recipe – my Chimichurri sauce recipe is delicious as a dressing or even as a marinade. Making a chimichurri sauce couldn’t be easier. Chimichurri recipe or Chimichurri Sauce recipes vary all over Argentina which means you can pretty much freestyle the herbs you use; however, […]

Travel To Argentina – Beef, Yerba Mate and Butterflies

Travel To Argentina – Beef, Yerba Mate and Butterflies

Travel to Argentina and live the dream – a backpacking account of our trip… Before our South American trip commenced I couldn’t separate the theme tune from Indiana Jones with South America – for me South America is a land cloaked in mystery and adventure.  I was literally salivating at […]

Confit Salmon with Lavender Recipe

Confit Salmon with Lavender Recipe

Confit Salmon – salmon delicately cooked in olive oil with hints of lavender. When I say; melt-in-the-mouth; I mean melt-in-the-mouth! Succulent and delicate salmon flesh. My confit salmon with lavender is aromatic with accents of spice, citrus and flora. The sophistication of flavours belies the simplicity of the […]

Pineapple Desserts – Caramelised Pineapple with Rum Sauce and Toasted Coconut

Pineapple Desserts – Caramelised Pineapple with Rum Sauce and Toasted Coconut

Pineapple Desserts – my caramelised pineapple dessert inspired by the flavours of the Caribbean. Succulent and sweet yet tangy pineapple flesh complimented by the bitter sweet flavours of the caramel rum and butter sauce to give it a kick! I’ve never been that keen on pineapple […]

Pastitsio – Macaroni de forno | Greek Pasta Bake

Pastitsio – Macaroni de forno | Greek Pasta Bake

Pastitsio is a typical Greek pasta bake also known as Macaroni de fourno Pastichio, Pastitsio, Greek pasta bake, Macaroni de forno – or whatever you want to call it is a wonderful creamy and meaty greek pasta bake that can be served hot or cold. […]

Tofu Stir Fry – Deep Fried Tofu with Coriander & Chilli dressing

Tofu Stir Fry – Deep Fried Tofu with Coriander & Chilli dressing

Tofu Stir Fry – deep fried tofu with coriander and chilli dressing. I first tried a tofu stir fry whilst travelling through China and I was converted. Deep fried tofu in batter was delicious! You either love it or simply don’t see the point of […]

Philly Cheese Steaks in South Street then hitting the New Jersey Attractions

Philly Cheese Steaks in South Street then hitting the New Jersey Attractions

Philly Cheese Steaks are the work of Gods and if you’re travelling through the states it’s worth stopping in Philly just to sample an authentic Philly Cheese Steak. But while we’re at it, here’s what we also got up to in one of many New […]

Angello Peppers Recipe

Angello Peppers Recipe

Roasted Angello peppers are a great alternative to the famous Padron peppers tapas dish. Angello peppers tend to be sweeter than padron peppers but still taste great! Grilled or roasted Angello peppers are perfect to serve as a snack or part of a tapas and incredibly quick and easy to […]

Hong Kong Travel Guide…

Hong Kong Travel Guide…

This isn’t really a Hong Kong Travel Guide – it’s just a few observations about an awesome city… But first, I’d like to take a moment to say how absolutely stunning Hong Kong is from the air.  Flying into Hong Kong it looks like the […]

Fugu Fish, Travelling Japan and a lesson in Respect

Fugu Fish, Travelling Japan and a lesson in Respect

Fugu Fish – ever heard of it? No? Well, this cute little puffer fish is a delicacy in Japan and if not prepared correctly will kill whomever eats it. But more on the Fugu fish in a moment, first here’s a little insight into our […]

Japanese Street Food – My First Taste of Japan (and they didn’t go easy on me…)

Japanese Street Food – My First Taste of Japan (and they didn’t go easy on me…)

Japanese street food conjures images of blissful tranquility eating articles of food that send your tastebuds to Heaven. That wasn’t quite what my first experience of Japanese street food was..! I should clarify; I love Japan. I love the people, I love the food (including […]

Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe – Mr Wei’s Duck Stir Fry

Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe – Mr Wei’s Duck Stir Fry

Sweet and sour sauce recipe – Mr Wei’s stir fry duck recipe. Forget fluorescent orange sauces; this sweet and sour sauce recipe used in my duck stir fry is simple, sharp, sweet and as authentic as it gets. I was shown this sweet and sour sauce recipe by Mr Wei whom kept a […]

Greek Lamb Recipe – My Mum’s Incredible Lemon Lamb Neck Recipe

Greek Lamb Recipe – My Mum’s Incredible Lemon Lamb Neck Recipe

Greek Lamb Recipe – what other three words could be the epitome of a Greek dish?! This is my mum’s incredible Greek lemon lamb neck fillet recipe. Thanks Mum! x My mum’s greek lamb recipe is simplicity itself, but-oh-so-tasty.. Rich flavours of lamb neck fillet […]

Aubergine Stir Fry – spicy aubergine with soy and chilli (aubergine recipes)

Aubergine Stir Fry – spicy aubergine with soy and chilli (aubergine recipes)

Aubergine Stir Fry Recipe from the Orient! My aubergine stir fry is dark, sweet and seductively hot! Rich in colour, it covers all the taste bases – hot, sweet, sour, easy and delicious! I stumbled across a version of an aubergine stir fry years ago while travelling […]

Galombrama | Greek Semolina Cake with Syrup

Galombrama | Greek Semolina Cake with Syrup

Galombrama – Greek Semolina Cake with syrup is a traditional Cypriot dessert. It is wonderfully fragrant with a hint of rose water, sweet, slightly moist – it is the epitome of what a naughty dessert should be. Greek semolina cake will be well known to […]

Fried Mussels with a hint of spice! Fried Mussels Recipe

Fried Mussels with a hint of spice! Fried Mussels Recipe

Fried mussels are as close to instant gratification as you are going to get in the kitchen…well…maybe.. A cheap packet of shelled pre-cooked mussels deep fried and transformed into little crunchy Asian bites of beauty.. My fried mussels are delicious but I have a confession… I’ve […]


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