Toffee Madeleines

Toffee Madeleines

So we start with the best of intentions. We’re going to make madeleines the way they’re supposed to be made and they’re going to be wonderful. We’re not going to add any unconventional mix-ins or essences. We’re going to make classic French madeleines. So we start browning the butter to make beurre noisette just like … Continue reading

Iranian Potato Salad

Iranian Potato Salad

September is takeaway weather. Yes, we know, you’re suppose to cook everything from scratch. If you don’t, you’re wasting your money and you’re eating your way to imminent obesity. But honestly, sometimes you want a bit of a treat. Something different, something you wouldn’t ordinarily cook for yourself. Like beautiful Iranian food with their beautiful … Continue reading

Chana Dal

Chana Dal

Don’t you love September? Something happens to the light – it cools slightly from the golden sunshine to bluey light, the clouds become more prominent and there’s a sudden nip in the air. Perfect coat weather. And yes, you have to contend with the sudden rain and the wind, but that seems to spur us … Continue reading

Berry Trifle

Berry Trifle

You can’t force inspiration. And food inspiration is hard to come by when you’re trying to get trim for the summer. Honestly, is there anything less inspiring than some sort of grilled protein and veggies? Sure, if you ate that three times a day, you might be skinny like a Victoria’s Secret model (all of … Continue reading

Chocolate Coconut Cups

Chocolate Coconut Cups

Does anyone else still have Easter chocolate? Until a couple of days ago, we did. At this point, you’ll be thinking “HOW is this possible?”, given what we know about sugar being addictive, Easter chocolate being especially yummy and in any case, Easter being a whole two weeks ago. I mean, we shouldn’t even be … Continue reading

Tropical Kheer

Tropical Kheer

[Sorry for the 2 week delay, A dropped tea all over her laptop and then almost to ensure its total death, applied a hairdryer to the keys. The insurance company has finally replaced it, which means we are back to blogging and will resume our normal service ] We don’t know about you, but the … Continue reading