Market Shopping: Fresh & Colourful

>> Wednesday, 21 September 2016

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One cannot help being attracted to fresh, local produce (imported purple onions). So colourful. So beautiful. An inspiration and invitation to cook.

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A Cool, Crisp, Salad

>> Wednesday, 7 September 2016

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Sweet, juicy chunks of cool watermelon paired with thin slices of crisp, crunchy kohlrabi really does not need a dressing to be eaten as a salad. A sprinkling of chiffonade fresh peppermint or chocolate mint is refreshingly appealing with each forkful. If you want to serve this salad with a dressing opt for a very light briny dressing. Or opt for a sprinkling of pickling juice from your favourite jar of pickle or brined olives.

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The Making Of A Belna (Rolling Pin)

>> Thursday, 25 August 2016

A couple of years ago, whilst on a visit to Guyana, I had a belna (rolling pin) custom-made. I wanted a belna with a longer centre making it easy to roll and flatten large pieces of dough, whether for bread, roti, pastry or pasta. While this rolling pin is a little heavier due to its size and type of wood used, I do not have to exude any sort of pressure when rolling. Finally, it is custom-made to comfortably match the stretch of my arms when extended for rolling. My hands rest evenly and comfortably on the handles.

I took photographs of the process from start to finish to share with you. Enjoy.

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