Forever Foraging: Hazelnut and Buckwheat Crackers (Gluten and Dairy Free)

“Have nuts and be nuts.” Criss Jami Hazelnuts are important nut for foragers because of their quick maturing, high yields and their widespread wild growth (can tolerate most soils), they can be found practically everywhere. Encountering hazelnuts in the wild almost certainly limited to the fresh and green: the squirrels don’t generally miss wild nuts […]

Forever Foraging: Sloe and Cheese Savoury Shortbread

“Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.” Chinese Proverb Foraging is not just a simple means to survival. Learning to forage for just a few basic things is tuning into the the local nature (including the nature of one’s soul) in a more respectful and sustainable way, that provides mankind with the ability to […]

Autumn Tangerine: Carrot bread

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M. Montgomery As leaves change from green to yellows, reds, browns and oranges to signal the arrival of autumn, the mood and taste of people often captures the season with  matching variation of culinary sensations. Orange is certainly one of the dominant colours, and […]

Chicken Stock Bread

“And believe me, a good piece of chicken can make anybody believe in the existence of God.” Sherman Alexie Stock is usually one of those things that busy housewives don’t have time for at home, however, there are really easy methods for making a great one. Being the basis of many sauces or other dishes, chicken […]

Home-made Tortilla and Tortilla Chips

“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” Samuel Pepys Tortillas date back to 10,000 years before Christ. It was the principal food of the Aztecs and Spanish conquerors looking for gold, when reached the highlands of Mexico, found the civilization that had the most delightful and unusual food. The main diet of […]

The Crescent:Simple Joy of the Baker and the Confectioner

“…tasting a piece of bread that someone bought is like looking at that person, but tasting a piece of bread that they baked is like looking out of their eyes.” Diana Abu-Jaber Home-baked products are always welcome at a family or company meal. Traditional crescent rolls are easy to make at home. Classic crescent rolls are […]

A Healthy Beast: Wholemeal Tiger Bread

“Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” George Bernard Shaw   Tiger bread, also cold Dutch crunch and giraffe bread is the commercial name for a loaf of bread which has a unique mottled crust. Tiger bread originates from the Netherlands, where it is known as […]

A Magnificent Flatbread

“I put the kitch into kitchen.” Nigella Lawson People have been making flat breads for well over 6,000 years. The oldest baker’s oven in the world was known in Babylon in 4000 B.C. Flat bread was baked in hot ashes or on heated stone slabs in the old kingdom of Egypt as long ago as 2500 […]

Homemade Burger Buns

“Food history is as important as a baroque church. Governments should recognize cultural heritage and protect traditional foods. A cheese is as worthy of preserving as a sixteenth-century building.” Carlo Petrini   Tracing history back thousands of years, one can learn that even the ancient Egyptians ate ground meat, and down through the ages we also […]

Ready for a Spring Picnic: Crunchy Crusted Soft Ciabatta

“A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable sate of mind.” DeeDee Stovel      A picnic is a a meal is eaten outdoors, ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape such as a park, beside a lake or with an interesting view and possibly at a public event such as before […]