...these silver lines, travel from my thoughts to yours, wavering, floating like spirits dancing...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Spanish omelette

I once saw this recipe on BBC Food, but added a bit more here and there to improvise it a little further. Totally good if you want to have a relaxing, leisurely breakfast in the morning. And not a hassle to make either.

4 eggs
2 small potatoes
2 green chillies
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 tomatoe
a small bunch of corriander leaves
dry basil
2 tablespoons olive oil for frying
one lime
toasted brown or bran bread

Beat the eggs together. Heat the oil in a frying pan and peel and slice your potatoes thinly. Fry them on high heat until almost done. Cover the pan. Chop the onion, chillies and garlic roughly and add to the potatoes. Stir and cover again. Add the eggs now and turn the heat on medium. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add some of the chopped corriander and basil on top and the tomatoes as well. Cover. The eggs should be done when the top side looks set but still soft enough. Remove from flame. Cut into triangular pieces, sprinkle some lime juice and serve with toasted bread of your choice. Garnish with chopped corriander.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I see your true colours...

Eid would be incomplete without mehendi and its intricate designs and patterns to adorn our hands, its sweet heady scent, bangles and new clothes, sweet things to eat and family and friends to meet! And of course, lots of meat! :)

Season's greetings and Eid Mubarak!

I can think of no better way to welcome winter than through this simple yet delicious apple crumble with whipped cream to mark the holidays and get in the festive spirit!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Okay! So much to write about, where to start? Well, recently I’ve had quite an inspiration, no epiphany rather, and was presented with a lot of ideas in my head to cook something up and create something interesting. I’ll tell you one thing though, it’s amazing how much you can get accomplished when you have loads of free time on your hands. So, as it goes, I’ve made my ginger bread, vanilla cupcakes, chicken and mushroom soup with garlic bread, in the last few days and for dinner last night, I made chicken chile dry with honey and fragrant basil rice, with some freshly baked roast potatoes. I love the combination of chili and honey with the chicken, it’s a hit in the palette!

And here are the photos that go with it!

Chicken Chilli with honey and mustard, with baked oreganao garlic butter potatoes and fragrant basil rice.

Ginger bread with whipped cream frosting

Vanilla cupcakes with whipped cream and bluberry topping