• muesli bars

    muesli bars

    I’m always on the lookout for new snacks. Ones that act like a special treat but are full of things that you don’t really have to feel guilty about indulging in. There’s no chocolate…

    July 16, 2017
  • lamb and chickpea curry

    lamb and chickpea curry

    Making lamb and chickpea curry is all about throwing everything in the pot and leaving it to cook. Admittedly you need to set aside a couple of hours for it to become mouthwateringly tender,…

    July 9, 2017
  • reading june 2017

    reading…june 2017

    This post should really be called reading May and June 2017 because my reading efforts for May were so miserable I decided not to post about it. That’s not to say that what I…

    July 5, 2017
  • lemon tart

    lemon tart

    I love lemon tart and that’s why I choose it as the cake to celebrate my birthday.  It’s not a cake, I know,  but birthday cakes are all about eating the thing that you…

    July 2, 2017
  • halloumi, lentil and freekeh salad

    halloumi, lentil and freekeh salad

    Halloumi is a great addition to any salad, giving it the pop it sometimes needs to turn it into a main rather than a side. The credit for this idea must go to Ella who…

    May 28, 2017
  • chocolate and walnut brownies

    chocolate brownies

    Chocolate brownies are a very special treat. But they fall into the category of food that you should seldom eat based on their chocolate and sugar content. Moist and just a little bit gooey,…

    May 24, 2017
  • dahl with fried eggplant

    dahl with eggplant

    Dahl makes a fantastic dinner when you are in a hurry; don’t want to spend long in the kitchen; or want something that is cheap but nutritious to make. This is flavoursome food that…

    May 20, 2017
  • vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing

    vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing

    Everyone has their favourite cupcake recipe. Our’s is one from Magnolia Bakery. But the thing about these cupcakes is they are labour intensive. You really do need to set aside the time to make them,…

    May 17, 2017
  • lamb kofta with couscous salad

    lamb kofta with couscous salad

    Lamb kofta come is different shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common… they don’t photograph well, especially when they are shaped like small sausages. Kofta are delicious combined with a simple…

    May 14, 2017
  • porridge with a twist

    porridge with a twist

    Porridge is a great breakfast option for cooler weather. Unfortunately that limits our porridge eating to just four months of the year because from there on in, the weather gets too hot. By the time…

    May 10, 2017