My Favourite Food: Salads

If Salads refer to dishes that are: cold or warm; raw or cooked; vegetables, fruits or both combined; usually dressed and seasoned; can be served as an appetiser, side dish, or main course… then, I don’t know about you but I am buying!! Can you imagine the endless possibilities? The options? The flavour combinations?… This …

Seasoning – transform your food and own it

Although “seasoning” had become widely known as adding salt and pepper to food, there are many other ways to season your food. Seasoning is the medium which transforms food from bland to rich. It is the very thing that makes a dish distinguished. The reason why the same recipe comes out different in every kitchen. And …

Understanding Pasta – All there is to know

  PASTA is essentially made out of flour, water, oil, eggs (could be without), seasoning and herbs. It could be any combination of those ingredients, which are then mixed together to form a dough. The dough is then rested, after which it is rolled thin and cut into different shapes (rectangles for lasagne, long narrow …

Understanding Sauces – A Background

“Sauces comprise the honour and glory of French Cookery. They have contributed to its superiority… Sauces are the orchestration and accompaniment of a fine meal, and enable a good chef or cook to demonstrate their talent.”                                             …

The Absolute Basics – Broths

All Good Food Starts Here This is the base to soups, stews and most dishes. Many recipes call for broth, because broth makes most of the flavour. Starting with a good broth is the secret to successful cooking that is packed with good flavour. Broths are the base of flavour layering and creating deep flavours in your cooking. …

Welcome to My Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart and soul of every home. Mine is definitely that for my family. But my kitchen serves more than just the core of my home. It is a bit more of: the centre of me! It is my hobby centre, my reflection time and my connection place, my therapist and my …