Tag Archives: spices

June 11, 2014

Covershoot for my new cookbook

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There’s nothing more exciting than shooting images for a new cookbook. 

May 19, 2014

Griddled Za’atar Greens with Watercress, Spinach & Parmesan

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Asparagus is the first sign that Summer is just around the corner. You can use a veggie peeler to get thin ribbons to add to a salad, but I love to throw some flavours on there and then cook it on a griddle pan to get those char marks.

April 9, 2014

All Truffled Out…

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Last night I hosted a spiced chocolate truffle event at my favourite London venue – Alno. The exclusive networking event for Female Focus was full of interesting, successful women who didn’t hesitate to kick off their heels, roll up their sleeves and pop on an apron.

February 9, 2014

To rub or not to rub…

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Dry rubs and wet marinades have always been popular and I often get asked what I prefer – do I make a rub or make a paste – does it really matter?!…the ultimate question…to rub or not to rub?

November 28, 2013

Seared Sea Bass with fennel & radish

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This is a wonderful dish to have on a summer’s evening, as it isn’t too heavy and it can be ready in under ½ hour.

October 20, 2013

Warming Tipple

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This is the ideal drink to make when the weather turns chilly and the dark nights draw in. You can add whatever alcohol you fancy but I prefer brandy. It seems to work beautifully with the spices and citrus.

April 5, 2013

Asian Wealth – Spice Girl

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Chef. Food writer. Consultant for Patak’s. At just 31, Anjali Pathak has already packed plenty into her life, but where will this multi-talented bubbly Bolton lass go next? Keeley Bolger finds out.

February 24, 2012

Garam Masala….family secret…

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There are so many myths about garam masala I don’t even know where to begin. And it’s hard to know exactly what is in it. When I started learning recipes from my family when I knee high, it was one of the first masalas they shared with me.

February 18, 2012

Spices, aromatic wonderful spices…

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Spices often scare people. There are so many to choose from and it’s confusing knowing when to add them and what they will do to the flavour. Once you know how to use them..you are going to become addicted…just like me!

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