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….