‘Chilli and Mint’ is my foodie outlet to the big wide world. I’m Torie and I will be sharing my recipes – whether passed down, sourced or invented to you all, as well as anecdotes I think will be of interest.
I do not proclaim to be a culinary trained chef with Michelin stars floating around my head, far from it, I am simply a mother of two daughters (who in this blog will be referred to as ‘big A’ and ‘little Z’ – which are in fact their initials) who lives in London and loves to cook and try out new recipes for her family and friends. My beloved recipe file, which has a collection of recipes I have lovingly gathered from all manner of sources over the last decade, has been on its last legs for a long time, and only the other day – May 2011 to be precise – it fell apart. Devastated, this was clearly a sign that now was a good time to start my long overdue blog.
Why chilli and mint I hear you ask? Herbs and spices feature heavily in my cooking and I adore all of them and I felt that chilli and mint covered the full spectrum from the aromatic, fresh and fragrant mint to the feisty, strong and bold chilli; the David and Goliath of herbs and spices, if you will. My other half, Mr B, is Indian so I guess you could say that I have been privy to all those wonderful spices that I might have been a little more reticent to use with such zeal as I do now.
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