Cookbook challenge – Rick Stein: poule au Riz

Sometimes you come across a recipe which you know is going to be a keeper. You might tweak it a bit and make it your own, but it’s made it onto your list of favourites to make again and again and again. I have a few core recipes like that: easy, reliable, minimal washing up, […]

Dotori Korean and Japanese restaurant, Finsbury Park – review

Whenever someone says to me “you are a foodie, tell us where to go for dinner” I take it on as a fun personal challenge, as there’s not a lot I like doing more than thinking about food (except maybe eating it). One of my best friends from school, Sonia, set me to task most […]

A vegan misadventure

I knew that Andrew would not be particularly excited by my miso aubergine with Japanese rice and pickles last week (I say ‘mine’, it’s Jamie Oliver’s), but I wanted to restart meat-free Mondays for 2020. Although cheese undoubtedly makes food (vegetarian or otherwise) even more delicious, I did think an over-reliance on cheese might not […]

Alphabet Adventures: N is for Nepal – Great Nepalese

The problem with blogging less frequently is that I have got out of the habit of taking photographs of everything I eat (although that’s not usually an issue for my companions, who were never allowed to eat until I had snapped various dishes). So although Charlotte and Jo benefited from my lack of photography during […]

Getting back into the swing of things – first week of the year meal ideas

I won’t even pretend that I buy into all that ‘new year, new you’ nonsense. January is a notoriously tough month, following on from the excesses of Christmas and New Year, where all your friends are sworn off the booze or tasty food, and it would set me up for disaster to try and strip […]

Cooking food that my child will actually eat

Another busy week bites the dust, and all of a sudden it’s British Summertime (not that you’d know it from the weather forecast), we’ve lost an hour but gained some daylight, and Easter is just around the corner. We had a good week this week of keeping to plan and that always pleases me, especially […]