Spiced Salmon Fillet with roasted vegetable couscous and sour cream tatziki

SPICED SALMON FILLET WITH ROASTED VEGETABLE COUSCOUS AND SOUR CREAM TATZIKIServes two peopleSour Cream Tatziki:Ingredients:4 Tbsp Sour Cream1 garlic clove, crushed1 tbsp olive oilsalt and pepperjuice from 1 lemon2cm piece of cucumber, fine dicedMethod:Place everything together in a bowl and mix. Set aside or store in the refrigerator until needed.Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad:...more

Street Festival Corn on the Cob

You know it's summer time when every weekend there is a different street festival happening. And if you're in the Midwest there's corn. Lots of corn. When you can get corn at a street festival then you're really in business. ...more

Spicy Winter Sweets

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Sweet, Spicy Cherry Tomato Pasta

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Recipe for Slow Braised Spicy Pork Shoulder

This recipe for spicy braised pork shoulder started with a bit of a mix up.  Luckily, my husband doesn't mind being sent out to get the shopping.  He does have one (well more actually, but I'll only tell you about this one for now) stipulation.  That is, that I don't ask him to get 'strange' things.  By that he means food that's not on our standard shopping list.  He gets uncomfortable with anything that goes off piste from the weekly shop.  I try to stick with this, but sometimes ...  This was one of those times.  I wanted him to go to the butcher an...more

Caramelized Spiced Yams

Whenever I think of sweetened yams, I always think of the typical marshmallowy Thanksgiving dish. My family usually loves putting lots of marshmallows on top, which is always delicious. There were a couple of years there where every few minutes someone new would come traipsing through the kitchen and add a handful or two more marshmallows to the top of the casserole. There would always end up being more marshmallows than sweet potatoes once it made it to the table. ...more

How to Build a Starter Spice Kit: For Every Kind of Cook

I have many food obsessions. Spice has to be one of them. A serious one of them. I think I can safely say I am a collector of spices. At present, I have more than 70 in my possession. A whole kitchen cupboard has been given over to this particular food obsession. I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting flavours that will add to my dishes, give them that special something that only spice can bring. When I travel, I eat as much local cuisine as I can; the more exotic, the better....more
Hope you are finding my spice capsule collection helpful, I'd love to hear if anyone has ...more