Scalcione Di Cipolle (Savoury Onion Pie)

Some people might turn their nose up at an onion and anchovy pie. But not the Italians! Lucky for us, Italian heritage isn’t a prerequisite for appreciating sweet, slow-cooked onions with salty anchovies and olives.  While Scalcione Di Cipolle is traditionally made with dense and crumbly pie dough, I prefer a flaky crust and haveContinue reading “Scalcione Di Cipolle (Savoury Onion Pie)”

Hot Cross Buns (Easy Step By Step)

Whether you prepare these for Easter, or serve them throughout the year, Hot Cross Buns are best enjoyed with soft butter and your favourite jam. Yield: Approx. 18 ○ Active Time: 80 minutes ○ Total Time: 4-5 hours Ingredients 2 black tea bags 125g dried currants 80g unsalted butter 300ml whole milk 1 tsp salt 500gContinue reading “Hot Cross Buns (Easy Step By Step)”

Moroccan Couscous Salad with Golden Raisins, Cashews, and Carrots

  This salad is a lovely accompaniment to Moroccan tajines or spiced meats. The cumin and vegetable stock add a nice earthy/saltiness to the dish. The plump raisins and grenadine syrup add a touch of sweetness. This is all about flavour and balance. Feel free to add pomegranate seeds for greater impact!   Prep time:Continue reading “Moroccan Couscous Salad with Golden Raisins, Cashews, and Carrots”

Calamansi Iced Tea (Calamantea)

  In the Philippines, iced tea is a staple. Much as we in North America enjoy our iced tea with lemon, in the Philippines, calamansi is the citrus of choice. The calamansi fruit tastes like a cross between a lime and a mandarin orange. It works perfectly in iced tea, and this recipe will fast become yourContinue reading “Calamansi Iced Tea (Calamantea)”

Bratwurst Sausage Recipe

My cousin Claire and I like to get together once a month to tackle a new skill in the kitchen. This month we decided to try our hands at sausage making. I didn’t think homemade sausage would taste so much better than store bought…but it does. (No hard gristly bits to chew on). Before evenContinue reading “Bratwurst Sausage Recipe”

Korean Perilla Leaves and Rice

This recipe is essentially a marinade for the leaves. After the leaves have sat in the marinade for 2 days, they are removed and used as a sort of taco/grape leaf hybrid to wrap around sticky glutinous short grained rice. The flavour of the leaves is the draw here. They taste of basil and corianderContinue reading “Korean Perilla Leaves and Rice”

Yorkshire Brack

This past weekend we had a family reunion for my dad’s side of the family. They hail from Sheffield in Yorkshire, so I wanted to make a traditional Yorkshire recipe. After scouring recipe books and the internet I decided on making a Yorkshire Brack. Similar to a Scottish Brack or ‘Barmbrack‘, a Yorksire Brack is a fruitContinue reading “Yorkshire Brack”

Kiwi, Loquat and Tequila Jam

One of my favourite pass times when I get a day alone is to stroll through the fruit markets of Chinatown. I am a fruit ‘addict’ and the more exotic the better. So when I come across a fruit I haven’t tried before I just have to buy some. On this particular visit, I came acrossContinue reading “Kiwi, Loquat and Tequila Jam”

Jicama and Blood Orange Salad with Mint Cream and Pomegranate Molasses

I kept seeing Jicama at the grocery store, but had never tasted it before. Intrigued, I have been looking for a way to use it in an exciting dish. I decided to make a salad based on a recipe I found in the New York Times; Jicama Salad. I decided to go with Cantaloupe instead ofContinue reading “Jicama and Blood Orange Salad with Mint Cream and Pomegranate Molasses”