|Welcome to my Busy Kitchen, filled with tasty, simple recipes from around the world.
My philosophy about food is straightforward – it should be delicious and easy to prepare. I don’t claim that the recipes here are the “definitive” versions of dishes; they are “typical” versions that I enjoy cooking and work for me. Oh… and cooking should be fun, shouldn’t it?
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Previous Month’s Featured Recipes
Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes! It was all about potatoes, from a quiche which used potato instead of a pastry case, to Kentucky Fried potatoes. Just type “potato” in the search box for this site and feast your eyes upon the delicious potato-ey goodness!
In March I made some classic French dishes. I tackled Beef Bourguignon and Coq au Vin using alcohol-free wine; I made some delicious buckwheat galettes from Brittany, then finished off with some amazing lemon shortbread biscuits called Sablé Breton. I have a number of French recipes on this site – select “French Cuisine” from the dropdown menu!
I made some dishes which included chili peppers as an ingredient, but they were recipes that you wouldn’t normally think of as containing chilis. (Except the superhot chili sauce, of course!) A lasagne with chili, a chili chocolate cake, and even a cheesecake with chilis were on the menu.
I presented some delicious recipes from Tunisia. Tunisian cuisine is a fusion of both Mediterranean and desert dwellers’ cooking. Like all Mediterranean countries, Tunisia offers a cuisine based mainly on olive oil, spices, tomatoes, seafood and meat (primarily lamb). Unlike other North African cuisines many of its dishes have a distinctive spicy fieriness. Why not try this delicious Lamb Ragout with Lemon, or tasty Bourghol Bil Allouche, or my favourite, Ojja with Meatballs!
November was TAPAS MONTH and I presented 8 very simple tapas recipes. That should be enough to get your party started! My particular favourites include the Paprika-Spiced Almonds (so simple and so moorish!) and the utterly delicious Chicken with Lemon and Garlic. Browse the other tapas recipes by clicking here.