Homemade Thai Green Curry

One of our favorite cuisines is Thai food and in particular coconut milk based green and red curry. I’ve made this dish in the past with store bought Thai green curry paste but it seemed to lack freshness. So I decided to try making homemade Thai green curry paste, using ingredients from multiple recipes. I…

Sunday’s Bolognese

Sundays are great for slow cooking recipes. This ground pork bolognese is perfect for low simmer cooking while enjoying the lazy summer day. Enjoy.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 2 celery sticks, finely sliced 1 carrot, finely diced 1lb organic ground pork 1lb Italian mild sausage 2 oz red wine…

Apfelstrudel with Raspberry Coulis

It is difficulty to find anyone who doesn’t appreciate a baked apple dessert. This is an Austrian apfelstrudel with a raspberry coulis for a twist. Strudel can be traced back to the 17th century, gaining popularity during the Habsburg Empire. Even though an apple strudel (apfelstrudel) is most widely known, there are various types including…

Linzer Torte

My wife is Austrian, so obviously I had to attempt to make a Linzer torte. This is an Austrian torte, originating from the city of Linz. It is a crumbly pastry with jam and nuts, usually hazelnuts but I used almonds. The jam can be redcurrant, raspberry or apricot. The cake is usually covered by…

Tortilla Española

The tortilla espanola is a Spanish omelette perfect for a Sunday brunch. The tortilla consists of onions, potatoes and eggs. It is often found as part of tapas in Spain. Buen provecho! Ingredients 2 cups of vegetable, avocado or grapeseed oil 3 shallots, minced Kosher salt to taste 2 medium potatoes peeled, cut into quarter…

Linguine Aglio Olio e Peperoncino

Spaghetti aglio, olios e peperoncino is a traditional rustic recipe from Naples. This simple and flavorful recipe is easy to prepare and perfect for a weeknight dinner. I used fresh linguine instead of traditional spaghetti. Buon appetito.   Ingredients 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 packet of fresh or dry linguine 5 garlic cloves,…

Chandra Aunty’s Sautéed Gobi

Chandra Aunty makes a sautéed gobi (cauliflower) dish which is the star of any dinner at home. The gobi is soft, rich and tender but has a perfect crusting of spices. I convinced her to share her recipe with us. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cauliflower Head – break apart with your hands into bite size pieces….