Tastes Like Home

Fruity drinks

Calamansi Drink (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, If you are of a certain age you will recall the August holidays being rife with outdoor activities – climbing trees, picking fruits and eating them to our heart’s content, playing gam (marbles), hop scotch, and running our own Olympic-style races.

Bitter Love

Karaila Curry with Coconut Milk
(Photo by
Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone,   Karaila (bitter melon/bitter gourd), like okra, is one of those vegetables that you either love or hate. Or, you may have a complicated relationship whereby you can only eat the vegetable if it is prepared a particular way.

Adapting recipes

Pork Meatballs - meatballs are highly adaptable and can be made with different meats and a variety of herbs and spices for flavour. (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, I have often been asked what it means to adapt a recipe. More recently, I received an email asking what changes I made to the recipe for the Turkish Kiymali Pide, which was featured, in last week’s column.

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