Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: November 2013

Honey and Lemon Almond Cake

IMG_5493On our journey home from Korcula to Split during our summer holiday in Croatia, we drove through the coastal towns and winding roads, even crossing into Bosnia-Herzogovina for a brief moment. During our stint in Bosnia we passed roadside stalls selling fresh produce like watermelon, figs, grapes, bunches of garlic and jars of honey. The flavour of the honey was so light and delicate and indicative of a simple bee diet of fruit trees. I bought some garlic and honey and looked forward to finding some recipes to make use of my enormous jar of liquid gold. Easier said than …

Pumpkin pie with hazelnut crust

“Good friends are like stars…. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there”

I have a friend from Canada and together we used to enjoy swapping recipes, talking about food and embarking on oven-baked finger food odysseys. Being Canadian, she had a fine sense of North American cuisine, and shared with me her recipe for pumpkin pie that she made with a hazelnut pastry. It seemed timely that this recipe appear on my blog in November, in time for Thanksgiving (which is also celebrated by Canadians) and after discovering canned pureed pumpkin on the shelves in …

Spotted Dick Pudding

I’ve always had a curiosity about suet, but never the confidence to actually cook with it. But since moving to the UK I’ve enjoyed some wonderful suet dishes and I finally got around to putting the suet I had in the cupboard to good use. The weather got cold all of a sudden last week. Not every day, but some mornings and nights have a chill that hints at winter and this makes me think about pudding. I had a good look around online at spotted dick recipes and I put together a version that combines the best elements of …