It all started with the bread. The freshly baked sourdough – crunchy on the outside, chewy & holey on the inside.
The daily bread
No, on second thought it started with the mushrooms – the giant flat mushrooms left over from a weekend event. Or was it the asparagus, freshly picked just a few [...]
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Take a moment and think about it…
Got your answer? Then read on.
I’ve noticed young boys asking each other this question fairly often and occasionally my boy even asks me what my answer would be. My answer changes – sometimes I give it some thought; [...]
When I was growing up I had this fascination with Greece – the history, the stories and myths, the gods (I wanted to be Athena), the food. I seem to remember doing a project on ancient Greece when I was in primary school. I took a course on Greek mythology at university. As a young adult it [...]
Warning: this post is about tomatoes. Yes, again. Green ones this time, motivated by six flats of our beloved allotment tomatoes that are currently stacked in our kitchen and may or may not ripen. Given my deep and undying affection for tomatoes, I cannot bear to waste a single one of these tomatoes that may [...]
How much do I love having an allotment? Quite a lot! I’m not much of a gardener – sure, I’ll potter around and plant some seeds and pull some weeds if forced, but really it’s the man who does 99.9% of the work. What I love is the wonderful, tasty, sometimes buggy, sometimes wormy, sometimes too [...]
We went camping, and it was great. The weather was completely mixed, but we discovered (happily) that our tent holds up admirably in conditions involving torrential rain! The kids developed a love of crabbing and we spent endless hours trying to entice them (the crabs, not the kids) with various kinds of bait. We saw [...]
Do you ever have those days where you are totally, utterly and completely uninspired as to what to make for your evening meal? It never happens to me. Yeah, right – and look, there’s a pig flying past just outside the window! I had a bad case of non-inspiration the other day. What can I say, I was [...]
I cannot tell you how much I love this time of year. The long days make my sometimes early mornings SO much more bearable. As I write this it’s 5:30am and bright and sunny outside. Don’t get me wrong, I think winter has its good points, but the long hours of darkness is not one [...]
I made pakoras the other day. Not because I was doing a tasting for a client. Not because I was trying out a new recipe. No, I made pakoras simply because I really like them! They’re not something I make often. I don’t have a fryer at home, and I find the whole process of [...]