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

Read more…

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

Read more…

  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

Read more…

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

Read more…

Friends and family sitting together and enjoying a meal together. Happiness and food. Does food unite a happy household? Or does it put financial pressure on a stretched household budget? My mum always said that you must wear proper shoes, enjoy school days because they are the carefree days of your life and finally, buy

Read more…

Rhubarb Crumble with Cassia Recently my father in law gave me a gift. It was my late mother in laws cook book. It’s one of those books that has newspaper clipping, hand written notes and of course family recipes written neatly on various pages. Shelia (my mother inlaw) must have been very organised, as each section is

Read more…

Bini’s Somerset Spiced Cider Cake with Sultanas served with Somerset Clotted Cream. Somerset situated in the  West Country is well known for its cider. With ample apples and great food the West Country has plenty to offer. With this in mind and working alongside Thatches cider, I set out to use the local ingredient in

Read more…