Monthly Archives

August 2016

  • rosemary focaccia

    Rosemary Focaccia

    We were recently reminiscing the fact that we hadn’t had rosemary focaccia for a very long time so set out to rectify this omission. And we weren’t disappointed. Once upon a time this bread…

    August 27, 2016
  • Blueberry crumble cake

    Blueberry Crumble Cake

    I’m a sucker for beautifully produced cookbooks. The ones that entice you with amazing photography and thoughtful layout. Oh, and don’t forget the matt paper, not an ounce of gloss to be found. This is…

    August 24, 2016
  • Lentil Soup

    Lentil soup is wonderful for cool weather. Its hearty and satisfying, and makes great leftovers for the next day, if there is any. It took a while for everyone to warm to this dish.…

    August 20, 2016
  • Re-covered chair

    New old chairs

    Many years ago we bought a dining room table, 6 chairs and a sideboard from a second hand shop. They insisted we couldn’t just buy the chairs, we had to take the lot. So…

    August 17, 2016
  • Chicken with pearl couscous

    Chicken pearl couscous salad with pesto dressing

    We have a love hate relationship with pearl (Israeli) couscous. Some of us love it, others hate it. Recently one of the haters was away for the weekend, so we seized the opportunity to…

    August 13, 2016
  • chocolate truffle cake

    Chocolate Truffle Cake

    Not all cakes are created equal. There’s everyday cakes and there’s special cakes. How do you distinguish between the two? It’s simple. Everyday cakes make you think about what you are baking. How much sugar…

    August 10, 2016
  • Berry Smoothie

    Berry Smoothie

    A berry smoothie is great any time of day. We used to make them using a blender. It did the job, but you had to stop it and shake it to encourage it to moosh the fruit…

    August 6, 2016
  • Reading…July

    Reading July: After the intensity of A Little Life last month, I went seeking something shorter and a little less full-on, and stumbled upon Darkness On The Edge of Town by Jessie Cole. I…

    August 3, 2016