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…
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.
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…)
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
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
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
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)