You know when you have those last two or three apples remaining but don’t feel like eating them, because there are other, fresher fruits in your pantry? What do you do with them? My usual go-to is to chop them up and make an apple stew or occasionally an apple chutney. Or a small portion … More Spiced Apple Cake
I’ve been baking cakes for nearly over two decades now and though I’m a stickler for following recipes, I’ve started taking liberties and doing my own thing (within the pre-defined limits of a recipe of course). Last week’s boozy fruit cake came from a random mélange of recipes of fruit muffins and Christmas cake that … More Boozy Fruit Cake
I’ve been fascinated with muffins and cupcakes for as far back as I can remember. Summer vacations, weekends and every free moment I had as a child were filled with Enid Blyton’s books so it’s a small surprise that my head was full of images of cold chicken salad, tomato sandwiches washed down with lemonade … More Would You Like Some Muffins With Your Tea?
Like most people, I love the Impressionists and I started my lessons in Art with Claude Monet’s beautiful works. Sue Roe’s “The Private Lives of the Impressionists” waits patiently on my bedside table to be finished, giving way to a more recent purchase, “Monet’s Cookery Notebooks.” Acquired at the first edition of the books by … More Book Review : Monet’s Cookery Notebooks
I love stewed strawberries and apples. I love it even more when served with fresh cream or vanilla ice cream. One of the easiest desserts to make when in a hurry, it never fails. But I am bored of it. Staring at what was probably the last batch of strawberries this year, I knew I … More Gourmand Geets : Simply Panna Cotta
I love spinach. In any form. Give it to me raw (baby spinach salad), boiled, simply sautéed, cooked in masalas or mixed in béchamel to be served with pasta. So when I saw the Spinach and Feta Fatayers on Barry Véra’s Feast Bazaar episode on Syrian street food, I couldn’t help but drool. (Here’s the … More Gourmand Geets : Spinach and Feta Fatayer
I was experimenting a lot in the kitchen in June, July and August and then suddenly I slipped into a comfortable space, sticking to the tried and tested recipes. The first strawberries of the season inspired me to make a gourmet meal and so with my sparse ingredients I looked up recipes and here’s the … More Gourmand Geets : Sautéed Chicken in Creamy Mustard Sauce / Lettuce Strawberry Salad