Spiced Fish Cakes Earlier this week I taught the girls at the Royal High school how to make some delicious spiced fish cakes. The verdict was that they were very tasty.  I find it fascinating how one student is always reluctant to try anything new. We went into the unknown and she was converted. With

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Time to celebrate the achievements of hard work at Taste of the West 2015 awards Bini Ludlow, owner and teacher at Sweet Cumin has increased her awards this week by achieving the champion for best local food to go in the South West. Her curries were judged and the announcement made at the Taste of the

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  With a bumper crop of apples this year, here is a recipe to share.  It is fanatic as a side dish for a Sunday roast. Binis  spiced red cabbage, apple and white wine vinegar with cassia, cloves and nutmeg Ingredients   Serves 3-4 380g – red cabbage – outer leaves removed and sliced thinly 137g  – white onion –

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  Results announced: I was really pleased to hear that my homemade ready meals have made an impression on many judges who love Indian food. This year, Sweet Cumins, Bini’s ready meals  have achieved several awards both  regional and national. I thought I would share the judges comments with you:-   Comments from the judges

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Spiced Pineapple and Coconut Cake Tropical summer cake to enjoy With the summer sunshine and with fresh pineapple in abundance in the shops here is a easy, quick and moist cake that will marry well with a cup of tea perfectly. Happy memories – the best pineapple I ever ate was in Sri Lanka and

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As a child I ate ginger in everything – curry, tea to name a few.  My mum always drinks ginger powder and water together as its a great spice that aids digestion. Here’s some facts about Ginger – Ginger  is a  flowing plant in the Zingiberaceae whose rhizome, ginger root is widely used as a spice or

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  Bini’s Spiced Lamb Burger I have been busy cooking and developing recipes that are fuss free and easy to produce. Using spices isn’t difficult its easy when you know how. Here’s an easy dish to try and great to do with children. Its all hands on and can be prepared the night before and

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GOLD Award 2015 for Sweet Cumin – Local Food on the Go I received the feedback from the Judges today and thought I would share the great news:-   ‘The quality was amazing and the experience of collecting the meal was not only unique but also educational. As a keen cook myself I picked up some

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