My food philosophy: it’s just food…

I've been writing this post for over a week, trying to get it right. I still haven't. I want it to be something between a philosophy and a gentle call to arms (or kitchen knives).  I want it to be a reflection on the simplicity of food.  An encouragement to those who think that people … Continue reading My food philosophy: it’s just food…

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Hello, social life: a recipe triple whammy for an unexpectedly busy Sunday.

On Friday night we had no plans for our weekend, except to get my poorly car to a garage for starter motor surgery...oh, adulting...you suck... Somehow, by 11am on Saturday the car was in the garage, I was booked on to a three hour ashtanga yoga workshop (ooooof...my shoulders!), Andy was cycling to a bonfire … Continue reading Hello, social life: a recipe triple whammy for an unexpectedly busy Sunday.

A Review of the Walled Gardens Supper Club (or turning up at a stranger’s house and eating all their food…)

When your dad drops you an email asking you whether you and your husband would like to go to a ten-course vegetarian supper club at The Walled Gardens, there is really only one answer.  And that answer is: yes. Absolutely, yes please, we'll book the tickets, you send us the money, yes please, thank you, … Continue reading A Review of the Walled Gardens Supper Club (or turning up at a stranger’s house and eating all their food…)

Apocalypse-Averting Veggie Bolognese

We all know it.  We've known it for years of course, but it was difficult to ignore the news last week about the impact that meat-eating is having on the environment.  The advice is that we should reduce the amount of red meat that we eat to once a week, lest we find ourselves hurtling … Continue reading Apocalypse-Averting Veggie Bolognese

Cape to Cuba Opening Weekend: A review

We are lucky enough to live in a little part of the world that seems to have new and exciting eateries and drinkeries springing up all over the show.  The newest addition to the Prestwich scene is African-Cuban fusion cocktail bar Cape to Cuba.  Convinced this was going to become a stalwart of Bury New … Continue reading Cape to Cuba Opening Weekend: A review

For Mum: Feed a Crowd Might-be-Vegan, is-definitely-Veggie Chilli

I've had this recipe knocking about for years.  Its a slightly pimped up version of Jack Monroe's Mumma Jack's Chilli.  (And if you haven't come across Jack, firstly - where have you been? And secondly, go and check them out at http://www.cookingonabootstrap.com) A couple of years ago my (almost) entire family, or as we like … Continue reading For Mum: Feed a Crowd Might-be-Vegan, is-definitely-Veggie Chilli

‘Meh’ Days: A Cure. (Or, super speedy ramen)

If you've found this page through Instagram or you know me in Real Life then you might be aware I've been doing rather a lot of running.  A few weeks ago I ran the Great North Run and smashed my target time... And then... well... Life happened.  I was knackered.  And then I got a … Continue reading ‘Meh’ Days: A Cure. (Or, super speedy ramen)