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.
I LOVE spice, unlike my chilli phobic, flavour dodging husband. I usually tone down the heat for his timid tastebuds, or (rather annoyingly) make two versions of the same meal, his with a miniscule amount of spice, mine with a more ‘sizeable’ helping. So when Spice Kitchen UK sent me a selection of spice mixes… Continue reading Three Super-Spicy recipes
So it’s time to talk nutrition. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start writing recipes for flourless vegan paleo radish no-cheese cheesecake. I am, however, still concerned about what I put in my mouth and the effect it has on my mind and body. Even more so now I have two young kids. I want… Continue reading Sweet potato latkes, poached egg and tahini yogurt
During both of my pregnancies, I began to experience a little of what husband dearest must experience endure most days: MAJOR meat cravings. I’ve written before about the hubby’s love of red meat in my post Spinach and salmon pizza, and only once ‘with child’ did I really understand the allure of a great big hunk… Continue reading Marinated halloumi with herby giant couscous
I won’t bother with the usual self indulgent preamble, let’s cut to the chase: crab isn’t necessarily the first ingredient you think of when planning a meal based on economy. I could tell what you were thinking. It may not be quite as luxurious as its crustacean cousin, lobster, but this rusty-red armoured beast still yields… Continue reading Super sophisticated crab linguine
Before I had kids, I used to take great pleasure in idling around my local town centre on market day. An hour or two could happily be spent browsing the bounty on offer. I’d contentedly saunter around the veg stalls, eyeing up the seasonal produce, spending time surveying and handling the treasures and chatting with… Continue reading Pan fried cod cheeks with caper and lemon butter
I have the misfortune fortune of being married to a perfectionist. My husband thrives on the pleasure of getting certain little intricate details in life absolutely spot on. Need a spot of DIY doing? He’s your man (complete with spirit level, tape measure and pencil perched behind the ear). He is a dab hand with a… Continue reading Simple Spring Chicken and Veg bake