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This month, The Cook Book Guru is featuring Claudia Roden’s A New Book of Middle Eastern Food.  I have already posted two recipes from this cookbook, … 554 more words

What's For Dinner?

Leah reblogged this on The Cookbook Guru and commented:

Glenda has contributed a beautiful Greek dish of Spanakopitta for this month's Cookbook Guru. It just goes to show how versatile Claudia Roden's Book of Middle Eastern Food is. If you haven't already checked it out, then I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy asap! For now here is a gorgeous contribution for a meat free Good Friday. Have a Safe and Restful Easter Everyone, Leah

Keeping organised on travels!

Well, as you may have read/seen online, I am heading off to Finland! This trip is a university self-led expedition, and I’m going with two others in my group. 318 more words


Brick a l'oeuf

So a loooooong time ago I went on holiday to Tunisia. The food was good but there wasn’t much choice for vegetarians like me. One thing I remember though is eating brick a l’oeuf. 261 more words

First Courses


Baklava is magical stuff. Mine got me a free ticket to WOMAD music festival, where I discovered this epic DJ. It also had a random Saudi guy who wandered into our house go “whoa, not even my Mum makes that!” 432 more words

New Addition

I was lucky enough to receive this beautiful compact Saffiano from a friend the other day and am going to be putting it to good use – planning my blog posts!!!! 21 more words


Pistachio and Cashew Baklava Fingers

Before I set out to make baklava, a friend of Greek origin advised me, “don’t hold back on the syrup.” This is sound advice.

Baklava is a traditional dessert in countries that were part of the former Ottoman empire. 878 more words