We cook dals and curries quite often, but after we had spent the beginning of the year in Spain, we wondered whether we could cook a curry but in a Spanish style. I was certain this was possible—after all, chickpeas with spinach is a typical dish in southern Spain—and yet it was amusing to do it deliberately: to set out to cook a curry but using Spanish seasoning only.Continue reading “Chana saag “a la española” (Spanishised chana saag)”
I attended a fabulous bread making class last Sunday, with none other than Dan Lepard.Continue reading “Sourdough masterclass with Dan Lepard at Little Portland Street Cookery School”
I wanted something soothing and autumnal like a shepherd’s pie but I was also feeling quite adventurous and experimental, so I ended up with this delicious alternative, which also happens to be vegan 😇Continue reading “Butternut squash & turnip pie”
I was walking on the street on the 21st of December (and yes, I do write way after the fact), reflecting on the fact that the idea of winter solstice was fabulous: after that night, the days would be getting longer, the nights shorter, and eventually the weather would get warmer… and then my eyes noticed a branch on the floor.
I was standing outside a garden/flower shop, so I figured it must have been trimmed off a Christmas tree. And then I remembered what my grandfather used to say:
Continue reading “Foraging, I: the Christmas tree branch”
Lo que a mi casa viene, es porque me conviene.(“Whatever comes to my house does so because it’s convenient for me”)
I was browsing a newspaper website for inspiration for our Friday night dinner and came across a dish called malfatti. It literally means “badly made”, as they don’t look pretty.Continue reading “Malfatti (or Gnudi)”