These are also a great idea if you want to give edible gifts for the holidays! Continue reading
So if we’re talking canapes, let’s talk about the magical thing that is PUFF PASTRY!!!
As we tip-toe nearer to THE date… our lists start doubling, be it gifts, things-to-do, food… it all starts getting magnified from here on right? So this magical ingredient, puff pastry, is really going to be our saviour… I mean, it just makes people happy!
It’s buttery and crumbly and you know that when you get to eat one, it’s for a special occasion! So, I have to say that I owe the design of the little palm-sized puffs to Joy, of Joy the baker fame … http://joythebaker.com/, she’s so cool… I was going to do little crescent shaped ones, more traditional, for sure, but when I saw her version I fell in love!
Have I ever told you how much I love this stuff?? My husband and I are just MASSIVE fans of biryani! He loves his mums Biryani which, I have to say, is just scumptious, but sadly, too far away for us to savour it….And I have fond memories of spicy biryani eaten on banana leaves in iconic restaurants in Bangalore…at friends’ homes… always packed with so much flavour…
It’s a funny thing though, this biryani business… I know it should be as authentic as possible, and take ages to to put together, with all the gazillion cooking processes etc… But I also think that there are days when you just need to be practical and fuss-free, but still want that deep, aromatic dish… and why not? It CAN be done!! Continue reading
Well, HELLO DECEMBER!!!!! The second December comes around, we all start thinking “Christmas”… and I just love it!!
I’ve grown up in a home where Christmas was so exaggerated and loved by one and all…. it was the peak of our year, the cherry on top… we got together with our cousins from all over the place and celebrated, many a time, at my grandmum’s house in Manila… those days were just precious….
So, I have most definitely inherited that spirit… and while others may complain about the nonstop Christmas films, food shows, how early it’s all come this year and how commercial it’s become, I quietly smile inside and revel in the warmth of good cheer and giving…
I know it seems like I’m always complaining about the weather…. well I AM!!!! It’s just me… winter comes around and I’m suddenly in grumpy mode… it’s just not for me, what else can I say?
But enough whining… doesn’t this look scrumptious? It is! Fish and beans just go so well together, and this is the perfect winter warmer…and super healthy too!