Granny’s Tuna Curry

Ok – so this is not very gourmet. I’ve discussed Gran’s cooking here. Saying that however, this is one of the favourite dishes in this house, particularly with the kids. Even Mary has been known to say she likes this one, although she might just be showing respect to elders, because this resembles no curry…

Paneer Pakeeza

This recipe, shared by Ms. Ruchi Khanna was the runner up in a recent Grandma’s Recipe comp at Mumtaz Mahal (details here). It is a creamy, rich, korma style sauce with some clever little stuffed paneer parcels.  Ingredients: For the Stuffing 400 grams Paneer 1 tbsp chopped green chili 1 tbsp coriander chatni 1⁄2 tsp…

Jacobs Creek Reserve Shiraz 2009

Assessed three of the range recently in a wine blogger competition entitled “The Label Project“ Textbook Barossa Shiraz – super viscous and chocolatey with a spicy and lean blackberry jam backbone. Nice oak treatment – a little sweetness but not over-the-top coconut-flavoured like some from the region. Fairly good vintage too, so will cellar well…

The Tall Poppy

It’s human nature to want to cut it down, but also desire to be one. From the sidelines, it’s beautiful, blooming and bright – for some reason, head and shoulders above everyone else. It’s soaking up the sun, taking in the view. Glorious. But the other poppies don’t like it – horrid thing – sitting…