Appetizers that make you smile

Do you ever wake up startled?  i mean, as far as you are aware you are sound asleep, enjoying an awesome dream (hopefully) when suddenly you sit up and for want of a word shout Eureka! It happened to me recently I woke up with this crazy idea which, of course, I had to put…

A jewel of a Crown, what a dish

Do I have memories, for sure we all do, my gran was my inspiration, truly. It is her spirit that helped create my appetite for food, for flavours and for my future memories with family and friends. Here is one such memory: My eyes popped out of my head those years ago, my gran looking…

Damn yummy Greek gyros.

Dont you just love to travel, to taste all the flavours from across our oceans and lands. The world is a wonderful place to behold, the food is always amazing, flavourful and memorable. The gentle waves of the Aegean Sea’s clear blue water lap against the warm sand, another beautiful evening in Greece. Time passes…

Rack of lamb just so.

I was so excited recently with the meal I was going to make so I grabbed my basket and headed to the vegetable patch. Now what would compliment this dish, mmm? Wandering in from outside and walking into the kitchen, the aroma hit my nasal passage. Wow! Not only did it send my heart racing…

How do I keep the Doctor away, with a Banana of course.

So much to say about one of my very favorite desserts, mm let me see, bananas, cream, pastry, creme anglaise, fluffy and downright delicious. Oh my what could be better.  A very dear friend of mine who will remain nameless says her favorite dessert is banana cream pie. For me, it is a close run…

Pulled pork gets a slow cook

“Deep in the heart of Texas”. A song, yes, but also the home to a regional flavour. There are many variances of pulled pork, from smoked to barbecued to slow cooked, all typically using the harder pieces of the pig to cook. You could cook anywhere from a whole pig down to a shoulder. This…