James’s Kitchen

Welcome to my collection of favourite recipes.

This site combines my love of cookery, especially that of spicy food, with my passion for organic gardening. You’ll find a good selection of my favourite dishes, many of which are inspired by the seasonal produce which I have to hand

My first recipe blog, “Nice ‘n Spicy”, focused solely on (you guessed it…) spicy food & recipes, hence the differentiation here. All of my original recipes can be found on this site, along with many new ones

The menu below gives you some quick links to various recipes. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, use the search option from the top right hand side of the screen, or select from the more refined categories in the menu bar above

Enjoy browsing the site – please sign up for regular updates and feel free to add you comments!

Latest Recipes
Click here for all of the latest posts:

Really Hot!!!
Spicy doesn’t necessarily mean ‘blow your head’ off chilli hot. But in this case, it does…

James recommends:
Gaeng Kua Sapparod

Not quite so spicy!
Perhaps a little more sophisticated than the really hot dishes? You decide, and adjust the spice levels to taste

James recommends:
Sopa de Lentejas

Much more subtle!
Just to prove that you don’t always need a bucket of chillies to spice up a dish, subtle blends can make a real difference

James recommends:
Beetroot & Ginger Relish

Not Spicy at all!
Loads of recipes which just don’t need spicing up – they’re just great as they are!

James recommends:
Marmalade Pudding

Spice Mixes
Why not make your own? Whole spices keep quite well, whereas ground spices lose intensity very quickly. Keeping in a small stock of whole spices, open up a whole avenue of opportunities…

James recommends:
Masaman Curry Paste

Drinks & Liqueurs
Alcoholic or not, a range of recipes for delicious drinks

James recommends:
Rhubarb, Ginger and Orange Liqueur

Vegetarian Recipes
I cook a lot of vegetarian food – spicy or otherwise. This is just a great way to showcase all of the organic veg which I grow in my garden throughout the year

James recommends:
Tarte Patates y Puerro

Your Favourites
Loads of wonderful stats tell me that these are your favourite recipes!

My Favourites!
They’re all my favourites, or they wouldn’t be on this site. However, if I were to pick a top 10 this week…

Foodies100 Index of UK Food Blogs
Morphy Richards

3 Comments Add yours

  1. aliyajade says:

    I’ve been really enjoying your blog. I really like the pictures and the content and have nominated it for the Leibster Award. For all the details, please go to
    love Aliya x

    1. Thanks for the nomination Aliya, and sorry it’s taken so long to reply! You can find my responses here!


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