Decorative spices

Chilli and curry leaf garland

This post is nothing other than a “how pretty do chillies and curry leaves look in a garland”?!

Some photos of The Beard’s Mum stringing homegrown chillies and curry leaves together so they can be hung up and dried. I think they look beautiful and almost Christmas-y!



Baked moussaka and red cabbage salad

Market ingredient: Eggplants
Difficulty: Fairly easy – can just take some time
Deliciousness: Lovely
Did The Beard’s friend like it? “Delightful”

As the winter seems to draw to a close (although whether we actually had a winter this year is somewhat debatable), I felt that it was only appropriate to try and bust out some final heart-warming and cosy dishes. Moussaka is something that I’ve always thought about cooking but, for some reason, never have. It’s a deliciously comforting dish most commonly associated with Greek cuisine. Although word on the street is that it’s actually Phoenician in origin, but I’ll let the Lebanese and Greeks fight it out for ownership titles on this one.

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