I'm training for a 10k run with a team from my work for which I was shamelessly lured in by the promise of free running shoes tailored to my specific needs as identified following a free consultation that would analyse my gait and stride in the performance centre. I liked the sound of it - it sounded… Continue reading A Mathematical Cakethrough
No Pesto Thai Beef Salad
I've got this friend called Debs who keeps saying to me: "I tried that dish on your blog the other night but hmmmmm......well....... I didn't really like it". This always leads to me suspiciously interrogating how she went about said dish and so far has always revealed that what Debs has actually made is actually… Continue reading No Pesto Thai Beef Salad
Super Salad for a Not So Super Tuesday
Today was a little bit rough. My sister suffers from depression and the last seven days have seen her feeling really low and struggling to cope with the everyday activities and chores that we all take for granted. One of those being taking the time to prepare and sitting down to eat a decent meal… Continue reading Super Salad for a Not So Super Tuesday
So yesterday whilst at some friends' house I had a Goan Salmon Curry from their North London take-away favourite The Tiffin Tin. As a new menu item described as the 'chef's speciality' it was highly recommended by the kitchen and true to its claim, it was damn tasty and so is now recommended by Bernie's… Continue reading Curry Weekender
Pastry & Everything is Good
Yes indeed, pastry and pretty much everything is good with me. Meat and pastry is the king (I'm known for scoffing M&S sausage rolls on the train ride home - if 2 of 6 make it to my fridge they are very lucky indeed), but generally you can't go wrong with anything and pastry -… Continue reading Pastry & Everything is Good
Tri’s Salmon Pappardelle
So, I'm extending my blog to include a few other dishes that people cook for me as requested by said people and the first such post follows dinner at the Pulhams'. Tri made her classic salmon and asparagus pappardelle in a white wine sauce with lemon zest and parsley. Proper tasty.
Mackerel & Potatoes
I'm a big fan of smoked mackerel and for dinner tonight I just added some lemon zest and baked it in foil. It was accompanied by San Sebastien inspired potatoes which I am calling Patatas Sebastien (my mate Steve calls his version Paprika Potatoes). The potatoes were baked in foil for 45 mins, then sliced… Continue reading Mackerel & Potatoes
Spaghetti al Tonno
This is a very quick and tasty favourite. Wholemeal spaghetti (wholemeal spaghetti has a delicious nuttiness to it) with black olives, toasted pine nuts, tuna and pesto. Liberal drizzle of olive oil and some fresh ciabatta.