Roasted Red Pepper Pesto


Living in remote countries teaches you many things about your ability to cope without certain products. You have a choice of either learning to live without or …making your own! I usually choose the later when it’s possible.

My family simply loves pesto. My youngest daughter could

eat it everyday if she  had her way. The prime choice is obviously on pasta but they also love it in rice or potato salad, wraps, sandwiches, scrambled eggs … When we first arrived to Angola, it was a relief to find nice jars of Italian pesto but very quickly the stock started decreasing until there was none. Shipments are very random and sometimes you never see a product once it’s sold out. Luckily there are many fresh herbs available in most supermarkets, so no excuse not to make your own. Continue reading “Roasted Red Pepper Pesto”

Moroccan Carrot Salad


If I had to choose my favourite food or cuisine, I’d probably have a really hard time but I must say that Moroccan cuisine is definitely in the top 3! For me Morocco is culinary heaven and I can’t wait to visit this beautiful, culturally rich and diverse country. Throughout history its cuisine has always been influenced by so many cultures: Spanish, Arabs, Berbers, Jews, Europeans. The result of all this fusion is magic to my taste buds! Continue reading “Moroccan Carrot Salad”

Quiche Primavera


Spring, my favourite season. Unfortunately here is Angola, we don’t get four seasons. We have a rainy season and a dry season and we are lucky to have wonderful weather and temperatures throughout the year.  At the moment, we’re in the middle of the rainy season and it’s pouring buckets outside! Perfect weather for cooking!

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