Cucumber and Squid Salad

If you go through my recipes from the last few months, you’ll notice that I seem to be spending a lot of time on Epicurious.  Yes, a lot of the ingredients on there, are not easily available, but that’s exactly why I play around with the recipe. The minute I saw this, I knew I…

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

So a couple of weeks ago, I met a friend who really wanted me to make a lemon meringue tart. However, considering the weather, a tart really isn’t smart. Instead, I decided to make some lemon meringue cupcakes. But that didn’t work out very well either. Bombay is a little too humid right now, which…

Taco lime grilled chicken

Taco seasoning is something quite versatile and can be used on almost anything or in anything. I find the combination of lime and taco seasoning quite interesting, especially on grilled chicken. For the chicken: Chicken breast Taco seasoning Lime juice Salt (if the taco seasoning doesn’t have any) I marinated the chicken with the taco seasoning and lime…

Lemonade

The traditional drink for any and all picnics is lemonade, be it flavoured or the classic. Its something that you can make in a matter of minutes and seconds if the concentrate is ready. For the lemonade: 1 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 5 cups cold water  1 1/4 cup castor sugar Heat the sugar…

Short pasta with asparagus, lemon, garlic and parsley

One of my  biggest culinary idols was and will be Nigella Lawson. This recipe has been adapted from her book Forever Summer. Most of the recipe is the same, the only difference is the use of lemon zest as well, but I don’t particularly like the taste. For the pasta: Asparagus, cut diagonally Lemon juice…

Spring vegetable tagliatelle with lemon and chive sauce

During the summer, I prefer light pasta dishes without a sauce, so the next couple of posts are pretty much that. The fact that there is no sauce also makes cooking much easier and it takes a lot less time. For the pasta: Spring vegetables like beans, asparagus, peas, cut diagonally Fettucine Lemon juice Mustard…

Lemon Chicken Tenders

Something sample and delicious to end lemon week, yummy lemon chicken tenders. They are really easy to make and smell delicious when in the oven. For the tenders: Boneless chicken, sliced into thin slivers Parmesan cheese, grated Parsley, finely chopped Lemon juice Bread crumbs Italian seasoning Butter, melted Preheat the oven to 180C. In a…

Lemon Victoria Sponge

Just like the drizzle cake its something that is perfect for tea. I found the cake a little dense but the whipped cream and lemon curd in the center helps lighten it. For the sponge: 175g butter 175g sugar 175g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp vanilla extract 1 lemon zested (I forgot to show…

Flax and Poppy Seed Lemon Muffins

Something a little healthier than my previous posts, Flax and Poppy Seed Lemon Muffins. They work perfectly for breakfast and are easy to pick up as you are out the door. This is another recipe I picked up from the Leiths Technique Bible. For the muffins: 250g flour 2 tsps baking powder 1/2 tsp baking…

Lemon Drizzle Cake

This is a recipe I found in a good food magazine years ago. However I haven’t used that recipe here. I found in that one that some of the ingredients were not available to me. So instead I did a little hunting online and used Mary Berry’s recipe from her book. You may find a…

Lemon and Corriander Hummus

From the last two recipes, you can tell that I’m loving lemony things right now. I decided to switch it up and do something savoury. You could serve this with lavash or pita bread. I used the same recipe as I did for the walnut lavash, I just replaced the walnuts on top with sesame…

Lemon Curd

This recipe has mostly been adapted from the Leiths Techniques Bible which I recently purchased. A lot of the recipes I try over the next three months are from this book, but they may have some of my own tweeks. Keeping with the lemon theme, I tried out a lemon curd from the book. I’ve…