In My Kitchen October 2015

Barberries, Rose Petals and Saffron Sugar CrystalsIn my kitchen this October are some beautiful ingredients, barberries, dried rose petals and saffron sugar crystals. These gorgeous ingredients are as pretty as a picture and a gift from foodie friend, Fifi. I plan to use some of these ingredients with persian recipes from a cookbook I have, that use barberries and rose petals.  Continue reading

How to fold a Paper Napkin into a Flower Bud

Napkin Fold Rose Bud-8230I’ve let the style ideas section of this blog idle, so this week decided to share something a little creative that’s not going to add calories to anyone… including myself. Now I certainly don’t consider myself an origami master but have a few simple napkin folding sketches tucked into an old folder from the good old photocopying days. Nowadays we have so much choice when buying paper or cloth napkins and many with beautiful patterns, textures and plenty of gorgeous colors. Continue reading

Home Clotted Cream with Fresh Poached Figs

clotted cream, honey,figs and dried hibiscuisLiving thousands of miles away and a yearning for fresh clotted cream easily justifies the reasons for wanting to making it myself. And if you’re  familiar with traditional English cream teas (in England), you know what I am talking about. This cooked cream is a luxurious and decadent buttery treat that’s heavenly when spread over freshly baked scones topped with sweet preserves. Continue reading

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