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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February’s Featured Recipes

Chilli Chocolate Cake

During February I’ll be making some dishes which include chilli peppers as an ingredient. However you wouldn’t normally think of the dishes I’ll be making as including chillis! We’ll start off with a lush chocolate cake which includes chillis, then move on to a cheesecake.  Yes, a cheesecake with chillis in it!

I’ll also show you how to make an excruciatingly hot chilli sauce using Ghost Peppers.  This is not a sauce to mess with.

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Previous Month’s Featured Recipes

January 2015

Tunisia_120-animated-flag-gifsLast month 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!

December 2014

In December I pulled out some old favourites for Christmas. Check out my recipe for traditional and deep-filled mince pies and a recipe for some 3-dimensional gingerbread decorations.

November 2014

Spain_120-animated-flag-gifsNovember 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.

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