For a steak sauce: after frying your steak, add a good lump of butter to the pan. When melted, add a couple of teaspoons of green peppercorns and a chopped clove of garlic. Fry gently, then add 1 tbsp of good brandy, 2 tsp wholegrain mustard and 100 ml single cream. Let the sauce bubble up, then pour it over the steak.
Curry Basic mix
Dry roast the spices in a frying pan, cool and grind. Fry onion, ginger and garlig in a little oil. Add the spices, 1 tsp/person, and fry a couple of minutes. Add meat or vegetables and stock. Bring to the boil, lower heat and cook until the meat or veg are tender. Check seasoning - you may want to add salt. Serve with rice.
Ajowan - Carom - Kings Cumin
East African chicken soup is awesome with ajowan! Brown some onions and crushed peanuts or cashews in oil, add chopped up chicken leg - skin bones and all, they add to the flavor - brown on all sides, cover with water and cook with cumin and ajowan seeds until done; finish by stirring in a can of coconut milk. The ajowan balances out the sweetness of nuts and milk; really good quick soup.