Category: store-cupboard

Simon’s Fruit & Almond Soda Cake/Bread……….

Beautiful soda cake, today packed with fruit and a handful or two of sweet ground almonds, give it a go its quick, simple and totes delicious served warm from the oven........Slathered today with smashed raspberries.

By Simon

Authentic Chicken Tikka Masala………Created by Jodie Hill

Our first work experience candidate, goes Indian wild in the curious kitchen..... Exploring food culture, researching, sourcing, preparing, cooking & eating... Wonderful spices, aromas, colours made in the age old traditional style masala and may we say Miss Hill totally delicious. Served today with wild cardamon rice, sweet potato & beef samosa, cooling mint & cucumber yogurt dip........ Top marks...........

By Sue

Roasting Sweet Chestnuts……3 Ways, maybe 4………

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, and folks dressed up like Eskimos" ................

By Simon

Apple, Cinnamon & Pistachio Soda Bread… By Lucy Simmons

Super quick and super simple soda bread, today using abundant apples, warming cinnamon & crushed pistachios. Our encouragement; play with your ingredients, savoury or sweet the choices are endless.....

By lucy

Raw Coconut & Chocolate Bars …They May Just Change Your Life…….

My dear friend Kami first introduced me to these little bars of coconut loveliness a year ago, the story goes..... "Si, try one of these bounty bars for dessert", there was a slight pause as she looked me straight in the eye.... "it will change your life forever"!!!!! Well, I devoured the bar, it was delicious.......I waited.....waited for a whole year in fact and still no life changing effect from the bar, or so I thought.......One year on, at an event here at HK another friend Sophie announced she would be making a dessert called "The bounty of your life". As a group we started to make our bars; mixing, blitzing, melting and creating. Into the fridge for a final chill then onto a plate ready to share, they looked great. I became aware of the groups joy, my own joy; we placed them onto the table, it was in that moment, the moment of the first bite that I was filled with love and huge gratitude. Firstly for the sensual explosion in my mouth, then my own heart; joyful for the experience we had all created together. Grateful for sharing, grateful for the old and new friendships that had been nurtured and developed. Yes it's true, today this bar changed my life. As I share on many Heart Kitchen events "We can only choose to make changes to that which we are aware of".... I became aware of my friendship with Kami, how I had grown, how our connection had grown, how Kami had changed and the choices she now makes with food. Her blog and website where she shares her love of everything raw with the world, and for you Sophie, massive gratitude for that moment of awareness.............

By Simon

Vibrant Couscous……Smiling With Flavour For You Nikki.

Fresh, vibrant and packed with flavour & texture, this green couscous is so versatile, mix up the flavours, what would your tasty buds want ? Its' a truly stunning dish to adorn any table. For you Nikki....

By Simon

Seriously Lemon……Curd.

Imagine the lemons in front of your eyes, their journey from flower to fruit, drenched in warming sunshine, a touch of rain. It's like they have been on a summer vacation and after the journey to your table are ready for a wake up call. Well, wake them up!!!! Rolling with slight pressure with your hands on a wooden worktop or board, stirring the juices from their slumber, the zest will be grateful, awakening its essence. The aroma of fresh lemons could take you on a journey back to there origin, sweet groves of fragrant lemons...... Lets make curd.......

By Simon

Abundance, Strawberry Jam……

We love preservation in the Curious kitchen, natures store cupboard of abundance and today a truly delicious, simple, vibrant strawberry jam. It's fun and we promise you this; the jam can be stored for up to 6 months although once your family and friends taste your jam, it won't be around for that long!.....Makes 3 Kg...............

By Simon

Simple, Quick Homemade Mustard Mayo……

Super quick, super easy, super tasty fresh silky smooth mayo.......Slather on cold meats, roasted gammon, excellent accompanment for BBQ delights or a simple peppery salad..........

By Simon

Lip Balm….And A Treasure Chest Of Ingredients.

Imagine a table laden with herbs, fruits, wild hedgerow plants, infusions, essential oils and essences from all over the planet, add a little mixture of gently heated oil and beeswax, a little love and you have a lip balm......

By Simon