Korean Treats – Friday Feasts

Tall Hungry One arrived home today after two weeks away, unfortunately my train was seriously delayed and someone had forgotten the keys so by the time we got inside the romantic reunion was somewhat fraught. Straight to the gin cupboard.  Peace restored. Following on from our Mexican Fiesta a few weeks ago I decided to take…

Spicy Noodle Soup – A Table For One

I have been battling a cold lately that just won’t budge.  It knocked me under the duvet for two days last week and has been threatening to make a reappearance all week.  So far mental strength and Lemsip has kept it at bay.  But tonight food was the medicine of choice. Five weeks after I…

Sushi Bowl – A Table For One

There are two things I miss most about my life in London: the prevalence of spin classes with dark lighting, loud music and an overly excited instructor screaming at you to “PUSH IT” whilst you are being deafened by Beyoncé, put to shame by the girl who is always front row and convincing yourself you were born…

Quick bite – quick read

We needed a speedy lunch for our Lake District adventure last week.  So we grabbed 3 chicken breasts, a bowl and a collection of herbs, spices and oils.  Then added a dash of tequila and vodka, and left overnight to soak everything up. Shlurp. Friday morning we griddled the breasts turning regularly to minimise any…

Birthday Brunching

It was my twenty-something birthday last Thursday.  Happy Birthday to me and all that jazz.  I didn’t get to wear a crown (a tradition) as my last crown snapped and there was no time to buy a new one; plus I managed to convince myself Tall Hungry One was going to surprise me with one,…

Seared Swordfish – Table Talk

Quick and easy food doesn’t have to mean ready made, even after a hectic Monday.  Perhaps I am an oddity but there is something wonderfully calming about coming home and cooking.  Yes, I turn into a stressy mess at times, but there is real enjoyment in there too. As I’ve mentioned before we order an…

A Rum of One’s Own – The Full Glass

I love a pun.  After studying English Literature I developed an unhealthy love for the wicked wonder of word manipulation.  Plus Tull Hungry One and I love a cocktail evening, so we found the perfect combination of the two in the book Tequila Mockingbird (by Tom Federle) .  A mixture of delicious literature puns and devilishly good drinks….

Mexican Fiesta Time – Friday Feasts

Invariably I cook meals of a distinctly Anglo/Franco/Italiano/Spanish persuasion, it’s what I grew up with and so what I rely on night after night.  I know what works and I know how to twist this and that.  More than anything, it is comfort. But 2017 is the year I break out of my comfort zone and cross…

A Midweek Balls Up – Spicy, Sticky Meatballs

I am a meatball lover.  I love them baked and covered in cheese; I love them soaked in a mustard beef stew; I love them perched high atop a mountain of spaghetti.  Give me meatballs and ice cream for life and I will perish a happy (somewhat rotund) lady. Add chilli, honey and slightly too…

Throw It All In – Honey Chicken

There are days when the prospect of chopping and mincing and browning and cooking is just too much.  Like Tuesdays.  The weekend seems like a distant horizon, there have already been one too many conference calls, and Silent Witness is back. On Tuesdays just throw everything in a dish and bung it in the oven….