March 27th, 2012
Roasted butternut squash with cardamom and nigella seedsÂ
Butternut squash, the quintessential winter vegetable, Â is strictly speaking in season only from November to December. Â I love it all year around and for me it works in warm comforting winter soups, stews and curries as well as in summary and light salads. Read more... (685 words, 4 images, estimated 2:44 mins reading time)
March 21st, 2012
My recent travel through the Deep South brought me to the charming Old South townÂ Charleston, the second biggest city of South Carolina. Â Charleston is just very pretty. Â Surrounded by the Atlantic ocean on three sides, it boasts of historic houses with stunning colonial architecture and century old mansions,Â separatedÂ by cobblestoneÂ road, beautiful churches and mature trees decorated by Spanish moss.
Historic Mansions in Charleston Read more... (561 words, 11 images, estimated 2:15 mins reading time)
March 18th, 2012
Fried Green Tomatoes @Husk
The “Holy City” Charleston in Southern Carolina is a rising star as a tourist destination. Â It has, for the first time, won the Conde NastÂ Readers’ Choice Award for the best city in the US, pushing funky San Francisco from the top.
Spanish Moss @Charleston
That by itself would not pose enough justification for me to visit Charleston, however there is the food… Read more... (1381 words, 27 images, estimated 5:31 mins reading time)
March 17th, 2012
Guess what arrived for me in the post today?
Looks good, doesn’t it?
As I have eaten last year’s Easter treat from Hotel Chocolate all by myself (shame on me!), I shall be generous this year (and nice to my waistline) and give it to one of you, my lovely readers. Â As I have so many loyal followers from my native Austria, this will be an all European competition. Read more... (191 words, 1 image, estimated 46 secs reading time)
March 13th, 2012
Beef Bulgogi @BiBimBap (6.95)
Category: Budget (Â£)
BibimbapÂ is not only the famous Korean national dish, but also the name of a small Korean eatery in the midst of Soho. Â It is one of the places that, once discovered, you will keep coming back to for your quick, cheap, tasty and filling Korean fix. Read more... (486 words, 9 images, estimated 1:57 mins reading time)
March 1st, 2012
A few days ago I read this post about how to make Pilaf rice on Hungry and frozen, a New Zealand food blog that I follow. Â It sounded so easy and so delicious that I immediately attempted my version of this Persian classic. Â I have made it 3 times the last week because I like it so much and in addition it is so quick and straight forward to prepare. Â Â You only need one pot, it makes great use of leftover vegetables and it works by itself as well as a side for chicken or lamb. Â Who would have thought that rice can taste that fantastic? Read more... (399 words, 3 images, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)