Carrot-curry noodle soup

I am aware that carrots are good for me, and I like them well-enough, but they;ve never been my favourite to cook with. I don’t know if it’s because I was ruined for all future carrotage as a child by my mum’s honey carrots, or if it’s because I like to make pretty food, and…

Bobotie and Milk Tart, several weeks later (oops)

As per my menu plan, I made vegan versions of Bobotie and Milk Tart several weeks ago. And then I forgot all about the blog and moved on to other things like Coursera and True Blood and Christmas. Oops! Bobotie is sort of like shepherds pie, except it has an eggy-custard layer instead of a…

Happy Birthday Mumma!

Today is my Mum’s 50th Birthday (Happy Birthday Mum!), and earlier in the week we had a High Tea birthday party to celebrate. Its no secret that one of my favourite things is to make little food and sweets, which is good, because one of my mum’s favourite things to do is eat little food…

Go Local – Karat Banana

One of the most amazing things here is the variety in bananas. For a girl from the land of one variety- that I don’t even know the name of, because they’re just “bananas” – its a little baffling, to be honest. I don’t know how many varieties there are, I’ve been told around 40, but…

Coconut Jam

My new official favourite food is Coconut Jam – a local caramel-like spread made from sugar, glucose and coconut (and sometimes Karat banana, something I’ll blog about later). It can be eaten straight out of the jar, put on pancakes, scones, or made into tarts, and it is soooo good. Being partial to all things…

Lentils for wealth

In parts of Italy, people eat lentils at New Year to bring wealth. They are also eaten throughout the year, braised, stewed or in soups. I made some basic braised lentils and served them with a mixed bean salad. We may have missed New Years, but hey, the year hasn’t progressed too much yet, so…