Thursday 1 July 2010 | Posted by Kishi | Cake,Summer Recipes

I love to bake, I love to cook and then this passion became my profession. Time flies by and it feels just like yesterday I was fighting with my family how I wanted to pursue cooking as my career.

For a while a lot of people write to me to ask either about recipes or culinary school.
As far as the recipes are concerned I share a lot of them on Facebook Fan Page.
And as far as the culinary school is concerned I say the same…if you can afford it and have the time go for it but it’s not the end all.

Here is the recap of the recipes I shared on a daily basis on FB…enjoy!


1 mango chopped+1/4 cantaloupe(or melon)+4-5 litchi+3-4 cherry+half lime juice+1 tbs mint chopped put it in a bowl and mix/add a scoop of your fav sorbet or vanilla ice cream and drizzle some honey on it!


½ Tbsp cumin powder+1 cup home made yogurt+1 cup ice+1 cup grapes (red or green) +1/4 cup of
Sugar syrup+ ½ tsp salt…put them in a food processor and garnish with fresh
Grapes and cumin powder! (I tried for the first time today and it’s quite interesting!)


1 c fresh mozzarella OR feta cheese-cubed+ ½
Cucumber-diced+1 large ripe tomato-diced+ ¼ c red onion-diced+1 avocado-diced+2
Tbsp olive oil+ dash of fleur de sel: Toss everything together and enjoy with soup and bread!


4 cucumber/diced

+1 tsp cumin

2 diced red bell pepper +

1 diced red onion+1 fresh chopped green chili

1 fresh chopped red chili

1/4 chopped cup fresh cilantro

1 cup yogurt+2 juiced lemon+1 crushed garlic+green onions METHOD:

Puree cucumbers+yogurt+garlic +lemon juice in blender. Transfer to a large bowl and add the rest
of ingredients + season to taste.


1 cup pineapple juice+1 cup crushed pineapple+
1/2 cup coconut milk+ juice from one lemon – blend all with
Ice and serve in a tall glass with some mint garnish!


115 gms butter +1/2 cup milk+ 2 cups sugar+1 cup chocolate chips+ 4 tbsp peanut butter + 3 cups oats+ 1 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD: Mix chocolate chips, peanut butter, oats, and
Vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Butter + milk+ sugar in a saucepan-boil for 1
Minute. Combine the hot mixture with dry stuff, stir well. Drop by spoonfuls
Onto waxed paper.


3 C watermelon+¼ cup sugar syrup+3 tbsp lemon juice+1 cup
Your fav vodka+2 tbsp Midouri (melon liquor) +4 Cup ice:

Put everything in a blender/ Garnish with lemon
…slices and mint!

For the adventurous- spice it with freshly ground black


1 C lemonade+1 C tequila (patron if you can get your mitts
On it) +1 C water + 1 C beer (corona) +1C ice. Pour in a nice salted rimmed
Margarita glass and enjoy with some pico de gallo and chips! It put a smile on my
…face…give it a gander!


1 can condensed milk +2 C milk+1 C
Cream+1 tbsp vanilla extract+ pinch of salt+ berries or mango

Whisk everything together, freeze for half an hour and whish
Again. Repeat the process few times to avoid ice crystals! And if you have an
…ice cream maker, voila!


Bored of chocolate sauce?? Try a light lemon mint sauce::1 egg,
Beaten+1 cup sugar+ juice of 2 lemons+ grated lemon zest of 1 lemon+ put
All of
…them in a pan and cook till slightly thick add+1 tbsp butter + few mint
Pour over vanilla ice cream and savor!


1 medium size rockmelon+1/2 c simple syrup+ hand full mint leaves+ crushed ice. Put everything in the blender and its ready! Add a dash of coconut milk if your heart desires, save the seeds!


4 C Stale bread (2 days old or dried in the oven)
2 C Tomatoes
1 C Cucumber
1   Red Onion
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Yellow Bell Pepper
¼ C Kalamata Olives
Handful of Basil leaves torn
2 Cloves Garlic chop fine
¼ C Balsamic Vinegar
½ C Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Dice all the vegetables and bread. Mix garlic vinegar and olive oil. Pour over salad season to taste. Enjoy!


1 big watermelon+1 bottle white wine+1 c vodka+1/2 c triple sec or cointreau+½ c simple syrup+ some chopped watermelon+1 lemon+1 orange+1 cup berries- juice the watermelon and strain it, add the rest of the ingredients ,chill for 5-6 hrs and serve!


4 tbsp custard powder (Brown & Polson) +1-1/2 cups whole milk+¼ c orange juice+1/3 cup sour cream(or cream cheese)+ 1/4 tsp. ground ginger+ 1 tbsp finely chopped candied ginger + 1/2 c whipping cream+ 2 tbsp powdered sugar- whip everything together till soft peak. Serve it cold and enjoy with fruits like kiwi, grape, pears, and melons or make sandwiches with cookies. A great party snack!


4 tbsp old monk rum
6 tbsp Coco Lopez-cream of coconut/coconut cream
¼ c pineapple juice
1/2 c crushed ice


6 slices bread+1/4 c cream cheese, softened+1/2 fresh chopped mangoes+1 egg+1/4 c milk+1/2 tsp vanilla extract+1/2 tbsp butter+1 tbsp powdered sugar+1/4 c maple syrup
Make sandwiches bread+ cream cheese+ chopped mangoes in the middle. In a bowl, stir eggs+ milk+ vanilla. Dip bread into egg mixture, melt butter in pan. Cook 2 or 3 mins on each side until brown. Enjoy with sugar/maple syrup!


1 bag popcorn+1/4 c sugar+1/4 c butter +1/4 c cream+1 tsp vanilla
Cook the butter+ sugar on med heat stirring at regular intervals till med wood colored and then whisk the cream/vanilla into it leaving no lumps. Pop the popcorn in microwave and toss the caramel sauce on it. Enjoy!


½ chopped onion+2 small cloves garlic, minced+3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeds removed, chopped+2 hot chili peppers, Jalapeno, finely chopped+ 3 tbsp minced cilantro+2 tbsp lime juice+1 tbsp olive oil+ salt and pepper. Mix everything together, chill and enjoy with chips!


Grilled Fish with fresh salsa
Use any white fish-Brush with olive oil and chopped herbs and season with salt and pepper. Grill (or you can pan fry).  Spoon on the salsa (recipe posted below) with added grilled corn or fresh cut mango.


1 kg Cherries, Pitted+3 C Sugar+1 C Water+2 tbsp Cherry brandy (optional)+1tsp Vanilla
Add all the ingredients in a deep sauce pan and bring to boil, if any foam forms on top remove, simmer for 30 mins, add brandy last, cool and use as compote for ice creams or for cherry pie!


1 c moist fresh shredded coconut+2Tbsp. butter, softened+1/8 c heavy cream+ ½  c powdered sugar+ ½ tsp vanilla+1/4 tsp coconut extract+ Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and make small balls. Freeze until firm. Now melt 1 ½ c chocolate chips and dips the balls and put on wax paper. Refrigerate and enjoy at tea time!


2 c cooked chicken+2 c diced apples + 1/2 c chopped walnuts 1/2 c chopped celery (optional)+ 1/2 c mayonnaise +3 tbsp honey +3 tbsp Dijon mustard +Dash of dried rosemary – mix everything/season to taste- rustic and tasty, enjoy!


Lemon Shandy: ½ c
sugar+2 c water+1 lemon zest+ ½ c lemon juice+ mint sprigs for garnish – Boil everything,
cool and add ¼ cup of this liquid with 2 chilled lager beer pints! Shortcut-Equal
parts light beer/lager and ginger ale/sprite:))


Potato Kebabs with a lemon herb marinade: Lemon-Herb Drizzle
1/4 c extra
virgin olive oil+3 cloves garlic,
minced+2 tbsp
chopped fresh herbs (such as basil, rosemary, marjoram and sage)
+1/2 tsp sea
salt/pepper +Juice of 1 fresh
lemon-Heat olive oil in a small saucepan until very
hot; remove from heat and stir in garlic. Let cool, then stir in herbs,
lemon juice and pepper; set aside

Potato Kebabs

-1# potatoes, med dice+ 2 each red &yellow bell peppers med dice+ 2 ears fresh
corn, cut into 1-inch pieces

+1 zucchini,
sliced 1/4-inch thick rounds: Microwave potatoes on high for 4 to 8 minutes or until tender .Thread vegetables onto skewers. Grill over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, brushing with herb
mixture in last few minutes of cooking. Remove place on
a platter; drizzle with herb mixture


Quark cheese 2 c+Sugar 3/4C + Eggs 2 +Vanilla ext 1 tsp+ Cornstarch 2 1/2 Tbsps + Sour cream 1 c+ Orange Zest 1/Biscuit crumbs 1 1/2 c+ Melted butter 6 tbsps + Sugar – 1/4 c-Preheated oven 180 C MIX biscuit, butter, sugar press mixture onto the bottom 10 Cup cake liners, chill, Mix sugar, cheese, beat in eggs, vanilla, cornstarch, sour cream. Scoop batter into liners. Bake in a water bath for 35 mins.


Amaretto and cinnamon milkshake

3 scoops of vanilla ice cream+ 1 shot amaretto+ ¼ tsp ground
cinnamon+ pinch of salt+ ½ c milk +Blend until smooth and garnish with roasted
almonds tossed in cinnamon sugar


2 mangoes (cubed) +1/2 basil infused simple syrup (boil equal parts of water &sugar with bunch of basil leaves) + squeeze of a fresh lime/lemon: blend and put in ice cream machine and savor!


2 ears sweet corn- cleaned+1 lemon+2 tbsp butter+ Chili powder +Salt & pepper
Simmer the corn in water for 10 mins till tender+ drain+ squeeze lemon over corn and rub with butter+ season with chili, salt, and pepper+ to spice things up try a new mixture of walnut oil, sage, cayenne, garlic, rosemary and parmesan cheese


1 c water+1 1/4 c sugar+1 vanilla beans+4 c coconut milk+2 tbsp rum+ pinch of salt. Heat sugar, water, vanilla & salt. Strain over coconut milk and add rum. Run in the machine and enjoy.

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