Melanzane alla parmigiana

For 6-8 serving you need 2 medium white onions, coarsely chopped 2-3 plump cloves of garlic 20ml canola oil 2 cans chopped tomatoes 5ml oregano Salt and ground black pepper to taste 2-3 medium-sized aubergines [...]


Carrot, banana & pineapple cake

For a large cake you need 2 cups (250g) roughly chopped pecans or walnuts (reserve ½ cup for decoration) 3 cups (370g) cake flour 10ml baking powder 5ml bicarbonate of soda 15ml ground cinnamon 2ml [...]


Chicken Tikka Salad

For 6 people you need I use 9 skinless chicken breasts, each sliced horizontally into 3 flat slices When catering for a crowd I bulk up the salad by adding celery, cubed pineapple and more [...]



To serve 8-10 generously you need For the herb blend 250ml chopped parsley Grated zest of 1 lemon Juice of 1 lemon 2 large cloves garlic crushed 30ml olive oil For the paella 750ml chicken, [...]



For the focaccia dough you need A large baking tray lined with baking paper or oiled 750 ml (3 cups) plain flour 5ml salt 20ml sugar 1 sachet dried yeast 2 ml milled black pepper [...]


Pineapple Fluff

You need 1 can evapourated milk (well chilled) 2 X 80g packets jelly 375ml (1 ½ Cups) finely chopped fruit* with some of the fruit juice   Tinned pineapple and granadilla are both recommended If [...]


Singaporean Laksa

To serve 6-8 you need For the paste 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled 2-3cm root ginger, peeled 1cm root turmeric or 3ml powdered 1 large shallot or a small white onion 2-3 chillies, remove pips if [...]


Grapes with Feta and Mint

You need I like using a mix of red and green grapes This recipe has no clear quantities, adjust the proportions to personal taste Approximately 125ml seedless grapes per person 3-4 small cubes feta per [...]


Limoncello Cheesecake Desserts

Makes 8 small servings You need 240g tub low fat cream cheese 200ml cream, lightly whipped Approximately 40 ml Limoncello, or to taste! 3 egg whites, whisked to soft peaks just before you need them [...]


Salted Caramel Mustard

You need 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 can caramel 20ml hot English mustard powder 30-50ml good quality red wine vinegar 15ml flaked salt     To prepare Combine all the above ingredients. Mix well [...]


Blueberry Galette or Crostata

For the pastry you need 300ml flour 50ml icing sugar 1ml salt 50ml yellow cornmeal (polenta), almond or chickpea flour, add this quantity cake flour 100ml butter, chilled in fridge Thyme thriving in the garden1 [...]


Milk Tart

The Pastry Traditionally Puff Pastry is used. Buy a sheet of good quality frozen puff pastry and roll it out to about 3mm thick. I personally prefer using 4 sheets of phyllo pastry painted generously [...]


Italian Lemon Cream chicken

Pollo al Limone or Italian Chicken in Creamy Lemon Sauce For 6-8 portions you need 1 chicken breast per person 150ml flour 5ml salt 3ml ground black pepper 5ml dried oregano or marjoram 10 ml [...]


Oatmeal crust for meat pies

For a pie dish approximately  20 x 30cm or 8 individual pies You need 200ml oats, not instant 200ml cake flour 10ml baking powder 1ml salt 1ml black pepper Optional: 5ml chopped fresh herbs e.g. [...]