Homemade Vegan Food Colouring

A beautiful but non-edible rainbow; Who doesn’t love looking at all kinds of colour? We fall in love with the look of highly colourful foods, especially those baked foods. I mean who doesn’t love looking at those decorated cakes and cookies and marvelling at the talent employed for creating them? Many of us know today …

“Clean Eating”

This recipe is Gluten-free | Dairy-Free| Sugar-free | Egg-Free. Basically free of all allergens that could harm celiac patients or those who are intolerant to any of those ingredients. You will have come across recipes on my website that state the couple of lines above and similar statements. You may even find some of my …

We are in Spring! Here are some Seasonal Cooking Tips for you

Before I go into the tips, let me just tell you that there are amazing local organic turnips at the farmers’ market,  for making pickles,  for stuffing,  for roasting and making turnip sauce… The quality of turnips I find there is unmatched! It is the height of the season and the varieties of produce and …

How To Links – Make & Perfect

Who doesn’t like to know how things are made and perfected?   Here are some How To links for you to start your culinary journey on a perfect note 😉 How to Open an Oyster How to choose, clean and prepare fish & seafood (including lobster) How to Cook Fish & Seafood How to make your own …

Caviar

Background Caviar is Sturgeon’s eggs that have been brined or salted and allowed to mature. For the longest time, the Soviet Union was the sole producer of caviar. But since 1953 Iran’s Caspian Coast started producing 180 tons of caviar annually (Russia produces 1800 tons annually). Now the Caspian Sea produces 98% of world’s caviar. I …

Christmas Cookie Exchange and little DIY projects

It is the countdown to Christmas! Have you been busy planning and organising? If not, get on with it, take the time to plan a celebration. Gather up your family and friends and make sure you all have a good time. One good place to start is to throw a cookie exchange party. A beautiful …

How To Cover A Cake with Fondant, A Complete Guide

  Practice Always Makes Perfect Here is how you can cover a cake with Fondant.   Covering a cake with fondant instantly transforms it into an elegant and eye catching cake. Fondant & sugar paste give a velvety finish to the cake, making the overall appearance look clean, tidy and appealing. A covered cake no longer …

What to do with Leftover Cakes? Top 10 Tips

When it comes to leftovers, there is always a way to turn them into fabulous treats. They do not have to go to waste! When the leftovers are actually cake, there is a million things you can do! What you can’t do, is let those cakes go to waste!! Top 10 Tips to turn leftover …

Mezze Culture, A Mediterranean Thing

What is Mezze? Literal meaning of the Arabic word Mezze/meze/meza: Taste/snack/spread of small plates of food/starters (mezzes is the plural) Technically, it is an assortment of finger foods that is a staple part of the dining experience in Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Arab countries. This is very similar to the tapas/pintxos of Spanish & Basque …

Crêpes & Restaurant Service

I finally found the time to get together with some friends this morning! In our hectic and full lives these days it seems a privilege to have a few hours catching up with friends!! As we sat and chatted, one of the girls ordered a crepe Suzette and the waiter brought her a savoury crepe at first, then …