I can’t let the start of 2019 slip by without taking the opportunity to talk about “veganuary”. If you’re unsure what this etymological mash up means, where have you been? It’s a pretty easy concept to work out (or is that just cause I’m an English teacher and love word-play?). Veganuary, the fashionable craze of… Continue reading Plant based food: why I’m embracing a flexi-approach
If you’re trialling veganuary you better look away now. Whilst even I have to admit that the predictable Christmas fare of cheese, paté, rich fruit cake and heavy roast dinners does get a teeny bit too much, I have faaaaar too many foodie delights to use up at the beginning of the year to make… Continue reading January mince pie fridge cake.
Let’s cut to the chase: Christmas is not the most pennywise time of year for even the most frugally conscientious amongst us. There’s something about this time of year which demands a generous spirit, which, if you’re not rolling in cash (or just by nature a bit of a scrooge) can be a little challenging.… Continue reading Four tips for a pennywise Christmas
Despite a dalliance with fussiness in my childhood (apparently in 1988 I spent the year only eating edam cheese and green grapes), I take great pride in the fact that I am literally the world’s least picky eater. When I say ‘least picky’, I in no way mean “un-discerning”. No foodie wants to be thought… Continue reading Roast partridge with red wine and sticky onions.
Besides a penchant for ice cream sundaes (a not-so-secret weekly indulgence weekly when hubby is out), my go-to sweet treat is without a doubt something chocolatey. Actually, strike that. My go to food is ANYTHING chocolate based. I get through mounds of the good stuff. Pretty much every week I make something chocolate themed. Gooey brownies,… Continue reading The Great British Chocolate Taste Test.
My favourite cuisine changes as often as Radio 4 mentions the word Brexit. One day I’m dreaming of the musky, heady flavours of the Middle East, the next I’m craving the zesty freshness of fragrant Thai dishes. Last week I had a thing for Scandinavian flavours (creamy meatballs, sooooo good), whereas this week I’m all… Continue reading Apple pie baklava
Unlike many foodies of similarly frugal inclination, I am not particularly green fingered. Our meagre veg patch doesn’t actually host any vegetables, but contains a few strawberry plants (of which we harvest a few handfuls each summer), a thornless blackberry (gifted by a neighbour) and some woody herbs which are more than a little outta… Continue reading Beetroot and orange cake with cream cheese frosting