Monthly Archive: January 2015

Warm Hyacinth Bean Salad 0

Warm Hyacinth Bean Salad

A salad of hyacinth beans with chilli-infused mustard oil and garden flowers I was away for a week visiting family and relatives. The place where I grew up and where my mother lives, is...

Labneh, again! 0

Labneh, again!

Labneh with chopped mint and coaresly ground black pepper Ever since I started making labneh, I have it on the menu. It may not be all that regular but it does show up on...

White Chocolate & Cardamom Tart 0

White Chocolate & Cardamom Tart

Don’t I love my tart-filled days…? The most recent one I tried was this white chocolate tart with a subtle hint of cardamom. I had come across the recipe in a tiny book about...

Orange Chocolate Cake 0

Orange Chocolate Cake

When it comes to baking I can’t seem to see beyond oranges at the moment. The season will soon be over and thoughts of more orange recipes cross my mind. So I should get...

Spiced Pear Loaf With White Chocolate 0

Spiced Pear Loaf With White Chocolate

Spiced pear loaf with white chocolate When I first saw the pear cake and pear loaf images on the internet I was completely bowled over. Of course I couldn’t wait to get started. But...

Corn cakes With Cheese 0

Corn cakes With Cheese

Despite seeing the recipe and pictures, cornbread is something I hadn’t made earlier. But with the packet of polenta left in stock it was high time I used it before its shelf life was...

Coffee Loaf With Orange Frosting 0

Coffee Loaf With Orange Frosting

Coffee loaf with orange frosting With oranges in season, it’s only fair that nothing edible from the fruit goes wasted!  I make candied zest in small batches and a bit of the zest takes...

Chocolate Chip Muffins (With A Dash of Cinnamon) 0

Chocolate Chip Muffins (With A Dash of Cinnamon)

  The weather turned a little harsh yesterday with the rain and the wind. Although it didn’t go on and on, the thought of having something nice and warm, a little moist, and a...

Steamed Fish Chutney With Spring Onions & King Chilli 0

Steamed Fish Chutney With Spring Onions & King Chilli

The title of this post is long but the effort it takes to make this chutney is minimal. Fish either steamed or roasted on hot coals is a favourite with Dimasas. Both small or...

Year-end Guests & Quiches! 0

Year-end Guests & Quiches!

A groupie in our front-yard before heading to the airport. 2014 ended on a busy and interesting note as we had three guests from Germany. They were here for a week with a lot...