January 30, 2012
by Anke

Berliner Potato Soup

Berliner potato soup is a very old recipe said to have been a favourite of the last German emperor, William II. The base of his recipe would have been made from ham bones (just like I usually make) but the man on the street would have made his with whatever was on hand, maybe a sausage on the side. Berliner soups are not starters. These are rich, full on stews meant to warm and fill you up. Continue reading

January 23, 2012
by Anke

Scotch Eggs from Scratch

Have you ever had a scotch egg? It’s a quintessential English snack that is often found, plastic wrapped in roadhouses and supermarkets. Now if you are partial to squashballs wrapped in mystery meat which have been crumbed and fried within your lifetime, then this would be a heavenly thing indeed. I however prefer to know where my food comes from and how long it has been around. Continue reading

January 5, 2012
by Anke

Rhubarb Ice Cream

Do you have an ice cream maker? Do you use it much?
I need to use mine more and while I was thinking about just that the other day I wondered why no one makes rhubarb ice cream There was some gorgeous organic rhubarb I had bought the day before that was looking for the perfect recipe. Continue reading

December 22, 2011
by Anke

Malay Goat Curry

Let’s start off with something out of the ordinary. Although not out of the ordinary for many parts of the world, as goat maked up 63% of the world’s red meat consumption. I had often wondered what goat tastes like, imagining it to be a bit like gamey lamb. Continue reading