Food for Thought

Quick update! My food project is going well so far. Well in that I have not yet thrown in the towel that is. I am about 2 months in and still have not repeated a meal. In fact, the difficulty is not the limitation on dinner choice, as that is all prepared beforehand, but the…

Trying New Things

It is important to experiment in order to improve oneself and the kitchen is my favourite place to do so. This week I have tried a few new recipes and added to my personal cookbook, which now has 130 pages of writing, some of which have several recipes on them. When I can, I will…

My Shopping List

As part of my collected works on getting more organised, I wanted to share the shopping list style that I have gradually developed since I’ve been living independently and organising the food shop. It’s a small difference to make but I’ve found it speeds up the food shop and saves us money too. My other…

5 Weeks Vegetarian

As you may be aware, we have had a vegetarian living with us for the past 5 weeks while he did some work experience with my other half. I was determined to provide a variety of healthy meals with as little as possible in the way of meat substitutes like Quorn. I’ve explained before that…

Planning Meals for Long Days

My friend has recently started a new job, which is great, but this new job has a much longer commute and he is finding it hard to motivate himself to prepare proper meals in the evening when he is shattered. The result is that he eats junk food and feels even worse and more sluggish….

Ooh La La!

I have realised that I never posted about the afternoon tea that my friend hosted at her house before Easter. It was marvellous, I’ve never seen such a spread and it totally put my efforts to shame. Another friend brought some delicious handmade scones and I settled for providing the booze (an under-represented but essential…

Calling All Vegetable People!

This week we’ve been eating vegetarian. If any of you have a favourite vegetarian dish that is healthy please post it below to fuel my imagination!

Pancakes

Pancakes are on the menu this week

Try, Try and Try Again

That is what they say. If at first you do not succeed, you are not a failure, you are human, and it would be kind of weird if you were immediately perfect at everything. You would be the world’s most annoying superhero. ‘Suddenly Amazing at Everything Girl’ just would not sell well. This makes me feel…

Baby Food or Afternoon Tea?

It’s a curious idea, that for a posh afternoon tea we revert back to children and demand cucumber sandwiches, with the crusts cut off no less, and we want to eat with our hands in a posh restaurant. Aren’t knives and forks the tools of adults, or chopsticks depending on the cuisine? (Although my other…

Hannah’s Drunk Kitchen

Is a complete misnomer. I never really drink enough before dinner to achieve a real ‘drunk kitchen’, especially because I’m clumsy at the best of times and would not trust myself around a gas cooker. I’d probably set myself on fire, then the cats, the house and the garden as I ran around in a…