Chicken Liver Pate

Today is a public holiday – its Constitution day. To be honest, I don’t really know what that entails for the Mexicans, but I do know it meant that I could sleep in until 10am, have my Peruvian make me banana pancakes for breakfast, lounge around in my pajamas until 2 before getting ready to go for a late lunch at 3 – perfect way of spending a day!

A couple of hours ago it started to rain – giving this day an even cosier feel. It also reminded me slightly of Christmas and I realised that I never posted any of the wonderful food that was made over the holidays. So I thought I would start with this simple recipe – Chicken Liver Pate.

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Shrimp Bisque

Have you ever made something that was so incredibly good that you even surprised yourself? You think- how on earth could I have made that?

That was exactly my reaction on Saturday when I made this Shrimp Bisque for ‘C’ who was returning home after a week-long business trip. Although rather time consuming, and I had a few kitchen cock-ups, the end result was worth it. The flavours were so deep and rich that I could not stop myself from dipping my spoon into the pot every few minutes while I was making it, just to re-confirm that it really was that good.

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Coronation Chicken – bringing back a clasic!

I know, I know, I know…its been ages since I last posted, and I have to say I have no other excuse rather than not feeling overly inspired! Plus I have been trying to finish my post on Peru which I never seem to get ready with. I just have to stop being so picky and go ahead and publish it!

Anyway, here is an incredibly simple yet delicious recipe for a sandwich filling – Coronation Chicken! Yup, I am brining back an old classic! For those of you who are British or went to spent any time in Britain I am sure this will bring back some memories. Keep reading

Broiled Scallops with Parmesan

Although, I tend to do most of the cooking at home, that is not to say that ‘C’ cannot cook. In fact he is an excellent cook, and enjoys it almost as much as I do. On a day to day basis, I tend to have more time on my hands than he does (being unemployed and all), so am able to potter around far more in the kitchen. However, when he does cook I know that I am in for a real treat.

Today was no exception….Broiled scallops with butter and melted parmesan cheese! Keep Reading

Pavlova with Summer Berries

When I was living in Europe – May was one of my favourite months of the year. Spring was here and it meant that summer was just around the corner, and there is nothing in the world more beautiful than a Swedish summer (as long as it’s not raining!)

So today, sitting in Mexico I decided to make this Pavlova with summer berries. This is honestly one of the easiest, yet most eye pleasing deserts that I know – especially if you are entertaining. It looks as though you have been slaving away in the kitchen all afternoon putting this master piece together – but in reality, it is quite the opposite. What is really good about this recipe is that you can use whatever fruit or berries that you have at hand or in season, but raspberries and blueberries are my favourite.

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Thai Chicken Sausage Rolls

These are my all time favourite sausage rolls – I got the recipe from my parent’s amah in Singapore who is an absolutely lovely woman and an exceptional cook! We have made these sausage rolls plenty of times together for parties, and they have always been a roaring success. Keep Reading

Thai Green Chicken Curry- in a Claypot!

One thing that you HAVE to love about flying within Latin America and with Latin American Airlines is their baggage allowance. If you are flying economy you are allowed to check in TWO bags of up to 23kg – that is 46kg per person and not including your hand luggage!! Why can this not be a universal airline law? I can’t begin to explain how many times I have flirted, fought and cried with the check-in clerks in Europe because I was 2kg overweight. Keep Reading