Pistachio & Blackcurrant Thumbprint Cookies

View my step-by-step video                     Part of Kin Community’s Cookie Collaboration, my Pistachio & Blackcurrant Thumbprint cookies are just perfect for the holidays. The Pistachio is the perfect marriage with the rich jammy Blackcurrant center. This cookie is great year round, but the vibrant colors lend … Continue reading Pistachio & Blackcurrant Thumbprint Cookies

Turkey with all the trimmings Sausage Rolls

View my step-by-step video Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I always want to make sure I’m stocked up with holiday favorites. Sausage rolls are wonderful year round, but seem to make it up front and center over the holidays. This year I decided to ditch the traditional beef filling and go with … Continue reading Turkey with all the trimmings Sausage Rolls

Black Forest Trifle

View my step-by-step video           This trifle is inspired by the ever popular Black Forest Cake. Layers of dark chocolate cake are studded with cherries & soaked in cherry syrup, layered with cherry jello and smothered in a rich cream and marscapone mixture. These layers are repeated twice are finished with … Continue reading Black Forest Trifle

How to Soak Fruit for Christmas Cake

View my step-by-step video         A slice of Rum or Brandy infused fruitcake heralds the warmth of Christmas. If a bite of boozy doesn’t give you the warm and fuzzies, I don’t know what will! All over the world fuit cakes of different sizes and colours make their way over to the … Continue reading How to Soak Fruit for Christmas Cake

Rissois – Shrimp & Cheese Rissole

Watch my step-by-step video                     Rissois is a Portuguese deep fried favourite snack, traditionally stuffed with a shrimp and cheese filling although you can now get it with many other types of filling. Call me a traditionalist, but I love the combination of Shrimp & Cheese … Continue reading Rissois – Shrimp & Cheese Rissole

Buttermilk brined Mustard Turkey

View my step-by-step video             Every year come Thanksgiving or Christmas, I plan on making a bird with a different flavor twist – I’ve done Spiced, Tandoori & Middle Eastern and this year I decided to give into one of my favorite things … good ol’ Mustard. Whether I use … Continue reading Buttermilk brined Mustard Turkey

Meatball Curry

View my step-by-step video       This is my Mom’s Meatball Curry recipe from one of her many many recipe books. Spiced meatballs are simmered in a special blend of ground spices like red Kashmiri Chillies, Cumin, Coriander, Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, with Ginger, Garlic & Vinegar and finished off with some creamy Coconut … Continue reading Meatball Curry

Chicken Vindalho or Vindaloo

View my step-by-step video                 I’m so excited to bring you this recipe from my Goan heritage. Vidaloo, yes that is the correct pronounciation, is derived from the Portuguese Vin and alho. When the Portuguese made their long ship journeys to India and other countries, they preserved their … Continue reading Chicken Vindalho or Vindaloo

Pot Roast or Roast Beef

View my step-by-step video         Print Yum Pot Roast or Roast Beef IngredientsBeef Chunk 1 kg, 2.2 lbs Juice of 1.5 limes 1 tsp each Chilli powder, Turmeric & ground Cumin powder 30 crushed black Peppercorns ½ cup Oil 1 cup sliced red Onions 6 Kashmiri Chillies ¼ cup(4 tbsps) each Ginger … Continue reading Pot Roast or Roast Beef

Battenberg – British Royal Cake

g, royalty. king Click here to see my step-by-step video This recipe has been on my bucket list for a long long time. My love affair with the Battenberg started on a trip to London when I was 18 years old. Years later a friend of mine made the Battenburg on the popular TV show … Continue reading Battenberg – British Royal Cake