Lamb, Barberries & Orange Pilaf (Gheymeh Nesa)

Lamb, Barberries & Orange pilaf (Gheyme Nesa). What a beautifully aromatic dish this is. The flavours coming from the spices and in particular the fresh orange peel and barberries is a marriage made in heaven. The lamb brings an earthy taste which balances out the rest of the dish. The house at the moment just…

Almond & Saffron cake

This is a fragrant almond cake with hints of saffron lifting the flavour which marries well with the rosewater syrup.

Halva “Finger Twister” – Halva-ye-Angoosht-Peech

Halva – (Halva-ye-angoosht-peech). IĀ  made this for a friend who recently lost her father. A sweet dish usually made in Iran when someone passes away. Also made in some parts of Asia and the Middle East. This particular halva is quite special in that you can literally twist it round your finger, it’s so stretchy!…

Poached Pears infused in saffron, cardomom & rose petal

  This was one of those recipies where you think let’s try something without chocolate! Yes I know it sounds blasfamous to chocolate lovers, me included but my daughter loved it and it ticked off one of her 5 fruit a day goal šŸ˜ and was absolutely delishious. Ingredients 3 pears (peeled and washed) 2…