chilli

capers, chilli, olives, pasta, tomato, tuna

Putontha Puttanesca

Putontha Puttanesca

When I was living in Melbourne, I used to get acupuncture once a fortnight after work. I would look forward to this day for thirteen days before it – not because I was going to get stuck with needles, sucked with cups and given a revolting tea decoction by Marina, […]

March 28, 2011 ×

capsicum (red), chilli, cumin, garlic, one pot wonder, onion, Ratatouille, tomato, zucchini

Twisted Ratatouille

Twisted Ratatouille

With multi-hued farm-fresh capsicums as my inspiration, I set off to make one of my all-time comfort foods, ratatouille. Now, there are a million recipes out there for ratatouille, and probably 90% of them would offend the historically correct die-hard ratatouillans, but general consencus is that it has to be […]

March 16, 2011 ×

avocado, chilli, coriander, cucumber, lemon, lettuce, mint, salads, sauces, spicy green salad, yoghurt

Green means hot

Green means hot

I am a very fortunate lady. Not only have I got a husband who very cleverly got us an expat stint in the centre of the world, but I also have Mary in our household. The title of “housemaid” does not fully describe her position or influence. Some days she […]

January 20, 2011 ×

cardamom, chicken, chilli, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, curry, middle-eastern flavours, moghul chicken, saffron, yoghurt

Cooking with Sunrise

Cooking with Sunrise

Living in the Middle East does wonderful things to ones spice cabinet. Where we might suffer from a dearth of fresh local meat and vegetables , it is made up for in spades by what can be bought not only at the spice souq, but even out of sacks at […]

January 20, 2011 ×