Sambal is one of the foundation stones of Indonesian cuisine. It is often referred to in translation as chilli relish—but it is so much more than just a condiment, such as mustard or tomato ketchup. It might be served as a side dish, to accompany a main dish. But it is also often made into … Continue reading Two recipes for the price of one: sambal terasi & sambal terong
I finally held the first noodle cooking demonstration at home in September after a lot of requests by friends. I’d like to say and admit that it was a big success….they all went home happy and enjoyed the noodle feast I’d prepared earlier. To start with, I introduced the difference types of noodles I use. … Continue reading September – noodle cooking demonstration
I saw this recipe in the Guardian on Friday, the 4th May. It caught my eye and I liked the sound of using sorrel in puddings. We also have an abundance of sorrel in our garden which grows happily and I have not used it all that much. I think it’s because the plant is … Continue reading Sweet Sorrel Tart – HFW’s
It’s been a while since my last post…but here is one recipe that got me going again and wanting to share with you all. I had the inspiration as I had a glut of peppers left over from a catering job I did at the week-end and salmon fillets bought for our supper. It was … Continue reading Twice cooked mix peppers with salmon
Spring has arrived early this year. The lovely weather was enjoyed first when we went to the south of France to get things ready for the season in our little house. I was hoping to get some food ideas, eating out while we were there but, unfortunately, we went too early and there were few … Continue reading Spring, family gatherings, and Ottolenghi
A few weeks ago I went to the closest fishmonger in my town and bought a big chunk of fresh tuna, which at that point, I had no idea what to do with. Beside the tuna, I also bought the freshest looking samphire/glasswort, as I love this sea vegetable cooked the simplest way by boiling it … Continue reading Gravad lax – it’s really easy!
Not long ago, the only place you could get tofu was from an Asian/Chinese supermarket, which for me was a real pain as the closest one from where we lived was in London (2 hours by train). I grew up eating tofu and we had it at least once a week and another soya based … Continue reading Tofu frittata – ‘tahu telor bumbu kacang’