Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives

  My trip to France and Switzerland with my family recently was exciting. I saw a salt mine, spent a whole day in Geneva by myself and managed to explore a lot of the city, went to Montreux and Evian and had a wonderful time in the castle-like town of Gruyère (cheese! all that cheese!)….

Sweet Potato Fries

  I do like to ‘roast’ potatoes in the oven (oven-fry?). It’s a healthier version that actually frying them in oil, and I like the crunchy texture that you get when you bite into the potato. I have made a version of this with green bananas, and sweet potatoes cook faster than usual. The day…

Lapin a la graine de moutarde (Rabbit in mustard)

I actually made this dish a few weeks ago, but only managed to type out the recipe now. I love rabbit. It’s a healthy lean meat that is very tasty, although it can cost a pretty penny. It’s a treat in this house – I save the innards (liver, heart, kidneys…) for my cat Katiki….

Greek Baked Spiced Quince

 I can’t remember the first time I had quince – although I can remember the first time I cooked it. I was about to give up – peeling and coring and cutting the fruit is so hard! It’s a very tough fruit, so be very careful when you are cleaning and coring the fruit. As…

Peach Clafoutis

The landlady gave me some wild peaches the other day. They grow in her garden in her village in the Peloponnese. They are quite small in size, and not those big round kinds you find in the supermarket. They are quite tasty, and since I had quite a few (I ate half in a space…

‘Fried Green Bananas’ Fries

Don’t you just love the movie ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’? Now that is a recipe for another day, but today, I found downstairs in the local supermarket a huge bunch of very very green bananas. I wanted to buy ripe ones but they only had these. I am reminded of the ubiquitous Malaysian kids favourite go-to…