Pasta was a go-to when I was at university. It’s cheap, quick, and easy. Which is all you really feel like at the end of a long day. In my uni days, and actually still now too, if I’m making dinner for me, myself, and I, it’s rare that I’ll do anything very extravagant. I think part of the pleasure I get out of experimenting in the kitchen is being able to feed other people delicious food. If it’s just for me – meh – I’ll have some cereal or toast or something. Or cheese. I love cheese.
Lemon meringue pie. A glorious dessert. Or breakfast treat if you’re on my wavelength. My mum and I tried to make one last summer and had real difficulty get the filling to set. You see, pork gelatine isn’t readily available in the UAE. I had heard whispers from various sources that Spinneys was once THE place to go, but I have never been able to find it anywhere. We tried vegetable gelatine, but it was unsuccessful. The filling failed to set. With no intention of giving up at this point, we eventually settled for agar agar, a japanese gelatin alternative made from seaweed. Perfect, right? Wrong. The only variety we could find was red. So our lemon filling ended up being pink! The pie tasted amazing, and the filling set beautifully. It just didn’t look quite right! Needless to say, Mum picked a up a box of pork gelatin in preparation when she was in the UK a few weeks later. Continue reading
Easter is fast approaching which means it is high time to dust off one’s Easter baking hat. Can you believe it is already mid-April? Christmas honestly doesn’t feel like it was THAT long ago. This year is literally flying by. Right before my very eyes. Continue reading
Something that I remember very clearly about Christmas growing up was the time I spent in the kitchen helping my mum. So now I have a kitchen assistant myself (no – I don’t have a child, I have a little half sister who I borrow from time to time), I often find myself thinking about child-friendly recipes. Continue reading