I am ashamed to say I have been meaning to publish this recipe since about 2015 which is rather embarrassing. I mean, everyone has a to do list but to write something up 3 years late is tardy even by my standards. I have no excuse really other than it just sat there in my drafts, looking at me. Mocking me at times. READ MORE
Here I am again with a curry recipe. This time it’s a chicken and spinach curry. I don’t pretend that any of my curries are authentic in any way, they are my very Holly-style interpretation of curry. A childhood spent growing up in Leicester, eating the odd biryani and then frankly OD-ing in my teens and twenties. I do love a curry and this chicken and spinach curry is one of my favourites. It’s easy, which is just the way I like my cooking to be. READ MORE
Gosh I know a chicken and pineapple curry is probably about as Marmite as a recipe comes. But bear with me. I am, admittedly, a woman who orders pineapple on her pizza and chucks sultanas into any tagine, curry or stew I can explain them away in. I’m not a hugely cakey person; I choose to consume my fruity sugar in savoury form. READ MORE
I’m hoping the coconut haters will forgive me. This is unashamedly coconutty, this coconut chicken curry, the clue as ever being in the name. And I am afraid there is no substitute I can recommend. I also feel the need to apologise for the appearance of this curry. It’s not a looker. But it does make up for its looks in flavour. I made this for friends and it was gobbled up. READ MORE
My university pals came to stay. We did that thing everyone does at Christmas with their family, where we all revert to our childhood script. Except we reverted to our young adult script.
I was always a young fogey, hating clubs and absinthe. So just like back in 1999, I sent organisational emails, picked people up from the railway station, called cabs and booked tables. I also cooked the food. I spent much of my free student time moaning that I was REALLY BUSY whilst avoiding bending the spine of the one book I had to read per week (yes, I studied English) by cooking big roast chicken dinners with all the trimmings. (Three types of potatoes anyone? Essential in my book).