Pasta and Prawn Summer Salad

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~Ruth Reichl I'm continuing with my salad evangelism for the time being. I just had never realised before how wonderful and varied salad could be; as my opinion of it had been marred by the limp iceberg lettuces with soggy… Continue reading Pasta and Prawn Summer Salad


Smoked Salmon Quinoa Salad

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” ~Orson Welles As I mentioned last week, I'm on a massive salad kick, in a bid to increase my chances of seeing the age of retirement and beyond. Although I don't think I've paused to consider what a HUMONGOUS leap that is… Continue reading Smoked Salmon Quinoa Salad


Tomato, Basil, and Farro Salad

“Every salad you serve is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modeled, a drama you have created.” ~Carol Truax I've recently acquired a family history of very aggressive bowel cancer - which is perhaps not the most appetising way to begin a post encouraging you to make a salad - but it's… Continue reading Tomato, Basil, and Farro Salad

Food, Quick meals

Quinoa And Pomegranate Salad With Sweetly Sour Pork

"If you want to lose weight whole-wheat bread, couscous, and quinoa are evil." ~ Jorge Cruise I've had cellulitis for the last few weeks, so I've been feeling too rubbish to articulate ideas properly or concentrate on reading anything more complicated than a cook book. So I've been thinking a lot about food. In the… Continue reading Quinoa And Pomegranate Salad With Sweetly Sour Pork

a fancy bacon sandwich
Food, Quick meals

The Fancy-Pants Way To Make A (Totally Awesome) Bacon Sandwich – 20SB Cooking Contest

“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.” ~ Thomas Jefferson This week's 20SB Cooking Challenge was set… Continue reading The Fancy-Pants Way To Make A (Totally Awesome) Bacon Sandwich – 20SB Cooking Contest

Food, Quick meals

5 Ingredient Pasta – 20SB Cooking Contest

“Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.” ~ Julia Child So, over on 20 Something Bloggers JerseySjov suggested starting up a cooking competition. I was quite excited by the idea since at the moment I'm pretty much living in our kitchen anyway. I was really disappointed when I wasn't up to… Continue reading 5 Ingredient Pasta – 20SB Cooking Contest

bhagari jhinga
Food, Other Recipes

Bhagari Jhinga Recipe

"I'm going to scream this from the mountain top, there's no such thing as 'a curry.' There's six kazillion different kinds of curry. When someone asks how to make chicken curry, I have to ask 'Which one?'" ~ Aarti Sequeira You might remember a while ago I told you about how sticking to a strict… Continue reading Bhagari Jhinga Recipe

Baked Scones
Desserts, Food

Simple Scones

"The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you’d just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot… Continue reading Simple Scones