11 September 2019 Lorraine

Sugar Bean Curry is a staple in most Indian homes. I absolutely hated any kind of beans when I was a young girl. I remember the days I got home from school and if I saw that my mum cooked a Bean Curry she would never hear the end of it. How things change. I now absolutely love this Sugar Bean Curry and it is definitely a staple in our home. I love simple food. No gourmet food can bring me as much pleasure as a simple home-cooked meal. I am so glad I leant to cook because it gives…

3 September 2019 Lorraine

Happy Spring everyone! The only sign of Spring in our home is all the sniffles and sneezes. My family has serious allergy issues so I can’t exactly say we are happy to see Spring. But I am happy to see some brighter, sunshiny days with pretty flowers and birds chirping in our garden. We also received some sad news today. we lost an uncle. Life is really so short and by the blink of an eye everything changes. I have fond memories of my uncle. He was always happy and jovial, always laughing and he always had a smile on…

31 August 2019 Lorraine

I think I must have called my mum every single time I made this Durban Fish Curry. She must think I am crazy but I have to constantly make sure I’m cooking it right. My blog name may be tamarind and thyme and yes I do add tamarind to my dishes but I don’t ever want to taste that sourness. My mum adds tamarind to this Durban Fish Curry which is a bit too sour for my liking. I definitely toned down the acidity, you can add some sugar or honey to your curry when adding tamarind. Tamarind has a…