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Gosh, it’s been a month since the last post! My excuse is that I had a bit of a cold and have also been suffering from nasty arm injury (opening the oven was a challenge at one point). This has put me off cooking, eating and writing for a bit.
Still, I more than made up [...]
With this horrid weather , a nasty cold has finally got me down. I shouldn’t complain – it could have been the “hog flu”, which half of the town seems to be suffering from. I just have the splattering but no-need-for-tamiflu variety. That said, the lurgy put me off food somewhat, so I haven’t felt [...]
Damn, I forgot my nephew’s birthday, again. He is going to be eight and I probably missed his last 5 birthdays. What’s makes this one worse is that I’m actually away, so there is no chance of recovery with a last minute panic-buy masquerading as a well-thought present.
As I’m in the proverbial middle-of-nowhere my only [...]
Or arugula, ruccola and roquette – call it what you will.
Apparently, those fabulously peppery leaves I love to use my salads are quite an offender when it comes to the digestive system of Mr D, who has had a tummy crisis recently (nothing of my doing, honest!).
I learnt this shocking fact from a dietitian the [...]
And I’m chuffed to bits. Here it is:
A recipe competition with Red magazine in association with Waitrose.
(For those outside the UK I should explain that Red is an upmarket lifestyle magazine in the UK targeting women 30+; Waitrose is a posh, middle-England supermarket. Both are very respectable brands indeed.)
Actually, I have not actually seen [...]
What’s the point of Halloween? No really, do you know? Actually, the story is fascinating. In the old days it was as much to do with Harvest than Horror. Yes, for the Celts it was a celebration of the end of the summer: a day before 1st November, which marked the beginning of winter (they [...]
With a big brunch yesterday we skipped lunch. Mid-afternoon, however , I started feeling peckish and the idea of an “afternoon tea” was seeded in my head. Unfortunately, I’m not good at making cakes for a simple reason: with no self-control, I would eat everything I’d bake. So I don’t.
But since the temptation was there, [...]
The arrival of the new telly caused a total cable pandemonium at our home this morning. That’s because of husband’s desire to connect everything to it – the speakers, the sky + box, the blu-ray thingy. Frankly, he might as well connect my kitchen sink and the fridge to it for what I care…
Nevertheless, the [...]
I have been challenged to a cassoulet. Yes, that’s right. Dilip left a comment on my blog in September asking what would be the impatient person’s recipe for a cassoulet. Now, anyone with any understanding of cooking knows that cassoulet takes hours to make. In fact, you could probably go on a three-day holiday, come [...]
About a year ago I asked friends (and friends of the friends) what it is that they dislike eating most. That’s excluding food allergies, intolerances and fad diets: “What it is that you would rather go hungry than eat”. I expected spinach or Brussels spouts to top the list. But no. Intriguingly, 1 in 8 [...]