recipes

chicken cooked in yoghurt and turmeric recipe

Chicken folded in a soft, yellow blanket

This is a recipe in which you wrap the chicken in a blanket of billowy yoghurt, turned lemony-yellow by turmeric. The turmeric and coriander gives it a slightly...
raspberry gin sour

Raspberry gin sour in Riga

A few months ago I went to Riga with a couple of friends, and we had a wonderful time exploring that fabulous city. It was quite exhausting trudging around all ...
german cinnamon stars recipe

Zimtsterne – aka German Cinnamon Stars

Zimtsterne are also known as Erstesternen (first stars) – the emerging stars indicate the end of a day of fasting. These days they are eaten as part of a tradit...
recipe for the best mince pies

Mince pies par excellence

“Q: Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?A: A Mince Spy!” Christmas cracker joke  Mince pies are another Christmas commodity that is, like brandy...
brandy butter recipe

How to make truly boozyful brandy butter

“It’s Christmas morning, soon after breakfast, that fallow period when not much is going on. I look inside the fridge, hoping for something like a cold sausage ...
chocolate cookie recipe

Recipe for bountiful, broken-leg cookies

I am sure I am not alone in playing the magpie when faced with a pile of ancient magazines and mentally cloaked in anticipatory anxiety in the waiting room of a...
japanese meatballs recipe

Japanese meatballs

I am pretty hopeless with chopsticks in spite of lots of practice but the fact that these Japanese-style has nothing to do with their being easier to eat than a...