Chicken Liver Mousse

            ‘Try the grey stuff-it’s delicious!  Don’t believe us, ask the dishes!’ I remember that line from Beauty and the Beast as a child.  In my mind, I just thought the ‘grey stuff’ was something fancy and French.  As an adult, I contemplate how many grey foods there are out…

Mulligatawny

For a long time I didn’t know what Mulligatawny was.  What was this soup that my husband kept asking me to make?  So, I did a little research and found that this dish is yet another British hybrid of an Indian recipe only this time made with added beef, thickeners such as flour or coconut…

‘Mushrooms on Toast’ Pastries

      My desperate psychological need to feed people makes me obsessive over whether or not my friends and family eat breakfast.  In my previous jobs, I used to have a small breakfast delivery business where I catered meals to my colleagues every working morning, delivered hot on their desk.  Making hot breakfasts from…

Korean Iced Tea

  Koreans love to drink.  I remember reading about their high level of alcohol consumption while I was in Poland and I thought, ‘No way could anyone drink MORE than Polish people or Eastern Europeans in general’.  BUT, then I got there and discovered that where there’s a will, there’s a way and the Korean people…

Oven Roasted Pork Ribs

Did you know that a rib bone is a great teething toy for a toddler?   We discovered this primitive tusk sharpening tool one day whilst having Sunday lunch with my in-laws.  My baby who was around 10 months at the time and was sitting on my lap when she picked up a leftover bone from…

Steak and Ale Pie

      Steak and ale pie might seem like one of those dishes that you can only get in a pub somewhere in Yorkshire.  Where else could people master such a flaky crust, luscious gravy and tender chunks of steak better than the those who have been doing it for generations?  After many trials,…

The Perfect Roast Chicken

    A perfectly roasted chicken is a thing of beauty.  As a child I was not very fond of anything roasted. My grandmother took great pride in overcooking meat.  The Thanksgiving turkey was roasted a day ahead of time, then sliced and put in a baking tray to further cook the morning of festivity. …