A kitchen complete

I have harped on about getting a coffee bean grinder for something like forever and ages… so I got one. And I’ve ground my first beans and the smell, THE SMELL!!! Amazing… I’m still going to lap up my instant each morning and yes, I’m sure already ground coffee (like the ones I’ve used for…

Homemade Greek gyros salad

This is the start of the ‘side’ salad creation accompanying my meat based Greek gyros tonight. Cabbage, lettuce, red onion,  lemon (for the garlic sauce) & pitta…

Hungarian paprika

This sweet paprika is going to form the basis of a heap of Hungarian cuisine in the coming weeks. Goulash here we come…

Coffee talk

It’s not always about food (well mostly about food, who am I kidding). Drink is just as important. Water is vital but coffee and good coffee is exquisite.I’ve become more of a coffee snob over the years. Yes, I’m partial to instant in the morning before work and whilst wrestling children, I’m not a dreamer,…

Anzac biscuits

I love this recipe. Crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. I used to have another trusted source but then this 1914 gem popped up and I never look back. It’s also an awesome activity for little hands to get involved in. A little mess and flour explosion never hurts…

Street food – Greek chicken

This is a packed Greek lunch today. Giant marinated chicken pieces, Greek salad, lettuce, shredded carrot, pine nuts, sundried toms soaked in good olive oil, slabs of red and yellow peppers, whole olives, chilli infused feta cheese, slices of pitta and the old faithful tzatziki sauce. The pitta could do with some warmth but for…

Mediterranean veggie tray

This is the sort of side meal that moves seamlessly across all seasons. Courgette, peppers, red onion, baby toms, splash of balsamic vinegar and a generous covering of good olive oil, this is getting your Med on (without the travel expense)…

Rosemary and parmesan crisps

These are the kind of throw together starter snack where you have 1 and cannot stop. With a dash of course sea salt, they are definitely a winner!

Street food – Greek gloriousness

If you could smell this photo you’d be in Mediterranean heaven. As I have claimed and hold true before, GOOD street food offers an abundance of tastes, smells and the unusual. This feast may not have be in the niche market but I saw it and I wanted it – more, more, MORE! Tender lamb…

Left over gammon

I always struggle with too much left over ham after i’ve created a roast (of course this is a lie and I’d gladly sit in bed all day and shove it in my mouth at an alarming rate if I could). This meal was the remnants of the previous day’s lunch. Shredded gammon, chopped onion…