Sweet potato soup – winter joy

Pumpkin soup is ubiquitous as a winter time meal in my part of the world so I thought I’d mix it up a bit and try a sweet potato soup instead. Lots of spices and a bit of heat make this soup a little different and it would be a good introduction for the uninitiated…

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Spiced carrot dip

My father-in-law ate carrots under sufferance and to tease him I used to suggest all sorts of carrot based recipes for me to cook and him to eat. He never tried this spicy dip, but I like to think that if I hadn’t told him that it was made with carrots, he would have loved…

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Dukkah

I love the nutty, spicy flavour and crunchy texture of dukkah, especially when I eat it with soft, warm turkish bread dipped in fruity, grass-green extra virgin olive oil. The word dukkah comes from the Arabic word meaning “to pound” since the spices and nuts are pounded together after being dry roasted. There are many…

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