carrot

carrot, mint, radish, salads

Remembering French Provincial Markets

Remembering French Provincial Markets

For the last three years, we have escaped the Dubai heat and travelled to southern France. Languedoc, Dordogne, Cote d’Azur, Var, Vaucluse – we’ve seen them all. And there’s one thing that binds them – something I can’t seem to get anywhere else in the world…. Radishes. Not just any […]

April 11, 2011 ×

cardamom, carrot, celery, chicken, cinnamon, honey, honey chicken, middle-eastern flavours, onion, rice, rice dishes, saffron, spiced rice

Slap-Dash Biryani in the rice cooker

Slap-Dash Biryani in the rice cooker

I have always loved Biryani. I suppose it comes from all my childhood memories of cinnamon, and of course where it was used – apple pie, with sugar on pancakes, mixed into Mum’s banana custard – all wonderfully sweet and heart-warming dishes. So now the use of it is always […]

January 28, 2011 ×

cabbage (purple), capsicum (red), carrot, Chana Dhal, garlic, ginger, onion, salads, snow-peas, stir-fries

Rainbow Stir-fried Vegetables

Rainbow Stir-fried Vegetables

Stir-fries didn’t exist when I was a child in Australia. My vegetables were served up in steamed to the devil gray mounds in unidentifiable varieties – probably a good thing, because quite often they contained broad beans, cabbage and brussel sprouts. I remember rejoicing when my Mother took a six […]

January 18, 2011 ×