Chinese aubergines and garlic

Chinese Aubergines with Garlic

We’re celebrating the Chinese New Year this month and this is a Chinese dish which brings me particularly happy memories. This is the Ch...
grapefruit pip tea

Grapefruit Pip Tea

In my stocking this year my daughter (aka 'elf' - see left-over pasta) secreted two tins of tea she'd collected when last in Shanghai. On...


japanese meatball recipe

Japanese meatballs

I am pretty hopeless with chopsticks in spite of lots of practice but the fact that these Japanese-style has nothing to do with their being ...
Nikka from the barrel whisky

Nikka whisky from the barrel

Lucky me! A house guest has just given me a bottle of Nikka Whisky From the Barrel. I’m twice blessed too because not only is it a fine w...