Archive for the ‘Mains’ Category

Chickpea Bake

07Feb10

Savoury crumble. For some reason it is one of those food concepts which just hasn’t taken off (hence my choice of ‘bake’ in the title), but 2 days ago I was seized with a desire to experiment. Inspired by Nigel Slater’s comment that “…an onion, a can of chickpeas and another of tomatoes” can be […]


I should warn you that this recipe is not really grits in the ‘gritty’ sense of the word.  The truth is all I had in the house was cornmeal which had no grit potential whatsoever. But these smooth grits (is that an oxymoron?) were a perfect match with mushrooms sauteed in Spanish onion and a dash of red wine vinegar.   […]


I had a job interview today and to destress myself afterwards decided to bake bread. I was going to post the recipe… but let’s just say a few more experiments are needed before I perfect it (it tastes great but could do with a facelift, or any type of lift actually – I think I […]


I had to put this on my ‘to make salad list’ when the recipe was included with an interview with Terra Kiros on the awesome Who Wants Seconds blog. Plus it’s from Peru… how many recipes do you have which can claim Peruvian ancestry? Imagine eating it on a balcony like this (without the washing […]


I haven’t tried this one yet. But it’s on the list… I love Tessa Kiros. Ingredients 30g/1 oz of butter 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small red onion, chopped 1 tsp sweet praprika 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 small red pepper/capsicum, diced 150g/5½ oz button mushrooms, diced 4 tbsp chopped parsley 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce 2 […]


I made this the other day when it was just Mum and I home for lunch. My sister had left the dregs of a bottle of pink sparkling in the fridge. But the alcohol doesn’t have to have bubbles for this to taste delicious. Ingredients 1 small stick of celery 2 leeks 75g butter 1 […]


I have an irresistible attraction to heart-warming, comfort food – especially if the word ‘spicy’ is in the title. So it was inevitable that I would be magnetically attracted to this recipe. I stumbled across it while reading Tana Ramsay’s Home Made… is it just me or is her relationship with Gordon fascinating? They’re such complete polar […]