Zest and Herbs

Shredded vegetable and grapefruit salad with Peanut-soy dressing

I’ve been making a lot of cabbage salads lately. Not out of any great desire for them, but more because cabbages are cheap so I buy them and then need … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pistachio tart

Quite often when I buy or am given an expensive or more unusual ingredient, I have a tendency to save it up for a special occasion.  I’m sure lots of … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Green Jackfruit: A food for the future?

With a changing climate, rising sea levels and a growing population, worldwide there’s a growing consensus (or perhaps fear) that our eating habits will have to change.  Discussion has often … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Yuzu “marmalade” cake

It’s been a long time since I last posted any sweet recipes on this site (it was an apple cake back in October!).  I’ve still been baking, but I simply … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chinese salted black beans

Long considered vital in East Asian cuisines, umami is the “savoury” taste that has only recently been seized upon by chefs in the West and China’s salted and fermented black … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lotus root

Lotus root doesn’t really taste of much; apart from fibre and vitamin C, it’s nutritionally unremarkable too. Instead its selling points are in its crisp texture and unique appearance. Lotus … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Winter salad Wednesday: Roast carrot, chick pea and ricotta

Following on from my post last Wednesday, it’s time for another seasonal salad.  I mentioned that it was Mediterranean foods like tomatoes that make up what we think of as … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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