Beef and Chicken Stock

There’s nothing like a nice bowl of soup when you’re not feeling great, and if it’s made with home-made stock, all the better! I have spent years looking for a stock cube that’s not full of rubbish, and have come to the conclusion that they don’t exist… So, the only thing to do is make … [Read more…]

Market Table – 19th March 2016

This Saturday we decided to go even more local, and visit the market in our town. We live in Dietikon, a suburb of Zürich surrounded by countryside and farms, and it has a farmers’ market every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am to 12pm. On Saturdays, there is a flea market too, so you can pick up your veg … [Read more…]

Easy Curry Powder

You can buy perfectly tasty curry powder in the supermarket, but sometimes there are some unwanted ingredients listed on the label. Here’s my recipe for quick and easy homemade curry powder! It will keep in a jar in the cupboard for ages. Curry Powder Ingredients 1 tsp. ground coriander half tsp. turmeric half tsp. ground … [Read more…]

Parsnip and Apple Soup

In this recipe, the earthiness of the parsnips compliments the sweetness of the apples perfectly. I add some curry powder for a bit of a kick. Ingredients 2 onions, peeled and chopped 50g butter 1 heaped teaspoon curry powder 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 large (tart) apple (such as bramley), peeled, cored and chopped … [Read more…]

Market Table – 12th March 2016

On an extremely chilly Saturday in March my husband and I hit the Oerlikon market again, for our weekly drool-fest. We went wild on the vegetable front and purchased plenty of food for the week. Some of the items we bought weren’t things I would regularly cook, but that’s the appeal of the market. Everything … [Read more…]

Beef and Lemongrass Stew

So… It’s March here in Zürich, but that hasn’t stopped the snow returning. I’ve had to dig out my earmuffs and snowboots again this week, which means, it’s time for stew! I love this recipe. Being Irish, I can’t resist a good stew, but this one takes it to another level. It’s spicy, citrusy and … [Read more…]