Guacamole: the Green and the Brown of it

Debunking the myth of the avocado stone/pit – and no, it’s not what you think, plus recipe for guacamole (and the real way to keep it green)

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Making Maqluba (or Makloubeh, or Maqlooba)

Maqluba – or maqlooba or even makloubeh – an upside-down meat, veg. and rice ‘torte’ from the Middle East, is a great one-pot meal to have up your sleeve over the Christmas hols, or any other time when you have a houseful of hungry guests

Mexico on my Mind – Time for a Workshop?

Mexico’s always on my mind, not least now with news of the recent terrible earthquakes. On a lighter note, autumn/fall brings a wealth of Mexican ingredients into season, like tomates verdes, pumpkins, corn and beans….time for another Mexican workshop?