Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: July 2013

Middle-eastern spiced chicken

It actually feels like summer now. And if old-English folk-lore is to be trusted we’re in for a lovely few months. According to the rhyme, ‘St. Swithin’s day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain, St. Swithin’s day if thou be fair, For forty days ’twill rain nae mair.’ It’s predicted that St Swithin’s Day, July 15th, is set to be hot and sunny. I’ve stopped making my usual Sunday roasts due to the heat and found a perfect replacement.

Back in Sydney, we used to love going to Turkish and Lebanese restaurants, even the boys …

Raspberry and custard cake

This post has been a long time in the making. For weeks I’ve been slaving away, making and tweaking this recipe, putting custard and various fruits into all manner of batters. And so it is after many failures and triumphs, many evenings ‘testing’ the spoils of my culinary conquests, that I share with you this recipe for a raspberry and custard cake. It all started about 2 months ago when I bought some rhubarb. I was going to make a simple crumble but some how I got it into my head that there must exist a rhubarb and custard concoction …