Monthly Archive: March 2017

Mast O Khiar/Iranian Cold Cucumber Soup 0

Mast O Khiar/Iranian Cold Cucumber Soup

Despite the threat of rain it’s beginning to feel humid. And it feels just right to have a bowl of this refreshing cold cucumber soup. The recipe is from the book Pomegranates & Roses...

Prune & Custard Brioche Tart 0

Prune & Custard Brioche Tart

Although I often bake tarts, I usually use shortcrust pastry. But a brioche tart had been on my mind for a while. I finally got around to making it the other day. It is...

Savoury Pumpkin Muffins With  Pea Shoot & Strawberry Salad 0

Savoury Pumpkin Muffins With Pea Shoot & Strawberry Salad

The other day I used a whole pumpkin to cook rice in it. The seeds and stringy bits were discarded and the shell made a lovely and fragrant ‘rice pot’. Since some pieces were...

Broccoli & Strawberry Salad With Sweet Bavarian Mustard Dressing 0

Broccoli & Strawberry Salad With Sweet Bavarian Mustard Dressing

I had never been innovative with salads preferring to stick to the ones I was familiar with. Like a cucumber/tomato/onion combination or cabbage/carrot/spring onions, you know, certainly not varied. It is only after I...

Smoked Pork Sausage Quiche With Braided Edges 0

Smoked Pork Sausage Quiche With Braided Edges

Not a quiche again!! I know. I know! But it’s the first day of March and I wanted to try out something new regarding quiches. I had been reading up on coconut oil crusts...