Zest and Herbs

Book review: Rosa’s Thai Café

Over the last couple of months I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging to refocus and think more about what I want to be putting into Zest and … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

What to do with an octopus!?

I bought an octopus this week. It was something I’ve eaten before, in the South of France with lots of garlic mayonnaise and a selection of other fruits de mer … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Baking with yuzu!

Chefs, restaurateurs and professional pâtissiers will tell you that first you eat with your eyes. Of course, if you aren’t selling your food (either for money, or to promote a … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 6 Comments


Yuzu is a lesser known citrus fruit. Originally from China, it is mostly cultivated and eaten in Japan and Korea where it is prized for its aromatic zest and uniquely … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hot Habanero Salsa, Winter Olympics

 Now that the Winter Olympics have started in Sochi, I find myself watching little else.  Politics and twin toilets aside, the Russians put on quite an opening ceremony and it’s … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Squash and coconut tacos

There isn’t really much of a story behind this dish.  Having eaten something similar in a restaurant overlooking where the Tamar flows into Plymouth Harbour, I decided to recreate it again.  … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dried Limes

There’s a small international food shop a ten minute walk from me that has become my go-to place for spices since moving to Plymouth.  On my most recent trip (I’d … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

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