FRESH! FRESHER…

Anything fresher than this is still growing I think… The combination of walnut and pomegranate is amazing by the way… You must give it a try. Oh and few drops of pomegranate molasses would help to lift all the flavours… My super intelligent, over active and much beloved! dogs chewed every single lavender bush in my garden,…

A VERY SIMPLE LUNCH

Picture taken 31st of Dec last year at Viv&Ralph’s Clifton residence… What a great new year party that was… An amazingly easy lunch ready in minutes or a fresh starter to your dinner… Usually in our household a most welcome part of our Friday evening Tapas Dinners. Or simply lay them on a bed of…

MAGICAL PERI PERI

I have been given the most wonderful gift last week. Peppers from Jilly’s garden. Two of the reds will get into my peri peri sauce with the chili peppers off my tiny toony veg garden. Piri piri (also spelled peri peri, pili pili),also called African bird’s-eye chili grows both wild and domesticated. It is a small member of the Capsicum genus. Peri…

AN EXCELLENT GARDENER WITHOUT A CLUE…

                             Finally Viv send her picture. Don’t you think this looks yummy? Last weekend we were invited to our great friends Viv and Ralph’s place for lunch and had the most wonderful slow cooked lamb shanks. Viv is an excellent cook and the best food shopper I have ever known. The taste of the shanks lingered so long…

MUCVER

Last zucchini of my garden season, Krista’s last organic egg, tomato and chili paste from Kas market, Richard’s dying french chives which I manage to rescue aaaand proudly presenting: MUCVER (vegetable fritter in Turkish) served with chili tomato sauce 1 large or 2 medium zucchini, roughly grated 1/3 cup of chopped chives or spring onion 1/3 cup chopped dill 1…

FROM MY GARDEN TO MY KITCHEN

I have some beautiful crops from my garden. So I decided to make “imam bayildi”. With a little twist of course. Imam bayildi means the muslim priest fainted. But actually in Turkish we use the word to faint to express how tremendously we enjoyed something. Imam Bayildi for 8 small serving 2 medium aubergine, thin vertical slices…

MY PROLIFIC!!! VEGGIE GARDEN

Nooo! I am not trying to be sarcastic. It is an oxymoron to have (almost) 4sqm. veggie patch plus few pots and calling it garden! Don’t you think so? So what’s in my veg garden? Aubergines, wild rocket and purslane! From the seedlings given by my dear friends A&J. Borlotti beans, thanks to Naomi’s clumsyness. But…