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Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and tried something so delicious that you wanted to make it at home?  This recipe is from one of those situations.  Ordered a delicious mango salad last weekend and I wanted to emulate it….immediately! Mangos are a delicious tropical fruit, sometimes a bit of a challenge to prepare […]

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Pastilla (pronounced pas-tee-ya), also known as bastilla or basteeya, is a savoury-sweet Moroccan meat pie made by filling a phyllo pastry with a mixture of spiced braised poultry, eggs, and ground almonds. It is the national dish of the city of Fes in Morocco. There are many variations on the layering and spicing of the […]

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I love bread.  I’ve said it. Bread and butter…bread and melted cheese..a grilled sandwich of any type.  I’m not ashamed.  However, I am cutting back on carbs like so many other people I know and unfortunately bread was the first food item to get the boot.  When I decide to have some toast, or nut […]

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Mezze, tapas, finger food.  All words describing small plates of food on a table for sharing.  What happened to the word ‘smorgasbord’ meaning a meal with many different foods placed out to share? Or am I showing my age? Nowadays, Mezze is a selection of small dishes served in Greece, Turkey and middle eastern countries. […]

Thank you for loving Spice Wife! I am overwhelmed with the lovely comments of what you like about my blog.  Pictures, writing and the variety of recipes.  Wow, you like me!! Most of you visited my site when I created a new post — half of you read a new post with a reminder by […]

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It’s always a fun change of pace to get together with friends and order in Chinese food.  One of my favourite dishes to share is Moo Shu Chicken — chicken with shredded cabbage and other vegetables in a sweet hoisin sauce wrapped in a little wheat pancake.  But today I would like to stay home […]

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A cup of warm tea on a cold winter’s day can’t be beat.  Although it’s just as easy to steep a ready-made teabag in a pot of boiling water, homemade tea recipes are available all over the internet with a variety of ingredients and flavours, caffeinated and decaffeinated.   Once, while visiting at a friend’s […]

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