Back at the start of this year, I was looking for recipes featuring cavolo nero. I came across a dish that I felt was perfect for summer because of the wonderful touch that lemon zest makes to this dish. So if you can find cavolo nero - perhaps late summer - I recommend this as … Continue reading Cavolo Nero And Black Garlic Pasta
Month: May 2021
I live in a village, only it's not really a village. It once was of course. But London swallowed it up a long time ago. It is now part of London suburbia. That's alright. I think we like feeling part of London. From my road, I can see landmarks near to the centre of London … Continue reading Did You Ever Make It Out Of That Town?
Oh joy of joys! I have found a soda/soft drink that I have fallen head over heels in ecstatic love with. I just cannot bear sickly sweet fizzy drinks or syrupy juice drinks. But I was intrigued when I looked at the range of sodas from The London Essence Company by one of their concoctions. … Continue reading The London Essence Co. Rhubarb And Cardamom Soda
I will acknowledge, blogging is much more fun than I would ever have imagined. It has been a very enjoyable pastime during lockdowns. However, I can see that very soon I will not be allowed to upload any more photographs. My more experienced blogging friends tell me there are ways around this. But in all … Continue reading Why You Will Be Seeing Less Of My Posts
Before I tried this recipe from a Waitrose magazine, it was a very long time since I had bought any Quorn products. I tried them many times back in the days when Quorn was new, but I lost interest in Quorn for some reason. It was great to give it another try to put together … Continue reading Jamaican-style Vegetable Curry
One of my favourite albums is a compilation of acoustic recordings of pop songs. Songs that I used to find rather annoying in their up-tempo and over-produced studio versions can be a completely different kettle of fish when they are stripped back and an acoustic recording allows them to shine. So for Jim Adam's Song … Continue reading Comparing The Acoustic To The Studio Version
You can tell I am really gearing up towards summer when white wine is appearing on the menu. If you want to find a perfect white wine for summer, look no further. This Chilean White was refreshing and delightful. Think tropical fruit! I was smitten instantly with this wine, it was so playful on my … Continue reading Casa Silva Chardonnay Semillon
When I am searching for new recipes to try, I sometimes come across a recipe that I just know will be delicious simply because of the ingredients it contains. If your favourite flavours are listed, it cannot possibly go wrong! INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp olive oil2 large aubergines, roughly chopped1 tsp dried oregano1 red onion, finely … Continue reading Aubergine Caponata With Cannellini Beans
Elevator Music? In all honesty, I think of subdued or perhaps quirky jazz - something with a sixties feel to it. I don't think of anything with lyrics. But I can see there are a lot choosing songs with lyrics, and it seems as if most are picking something laid back and relaxing. In all … Continue reading Elevator Music?
Robert has been asking me all day why I keep winking. I am not winking. I have a rather sore eye. I opened up a new bottle of Persil laundry liquid and as I pulled the plastic seal off, a drop of laundry liquid landed on my eye...and it stung. Instinctively I rinsed my eye … Continue reading Laundry Injury