Monday, 30 September 2013
Remember a while ago I did a post on easy lunches?
I feel bad for not sharing this sooner because it's healthy, ridiculously easy and you can get it ready the night before while the rest of your dinner is cooking. It's also what I've had for lunch for the last 4 or 5 months which says it all because I get bored of the usual lunchtime foods so quickly (sandwiches, salads...)
It's so easy to prepare the night before, doesn't involve any cooking and uses no fat or oil (except for a little sesame oil for the dressing.
Ready to eat the best and freshest lunch ever? Read on!
Sunday, 22 September 2013
I'm always up for trying new things so when I noticed these alien things in Waitrose while browsing the vegetable section I had to take them home with me to try.
What are they? Cobnuts! I have to admit that I've always thought they were snacks for ponies but apparently not! So it seems they are related to the hazelnut and they are a pretty old human snack! According to the Kentish Cobnuts Association they have been enjoyed since around the 16th century and were even used as an early version of conkers. Apparently they taste quite like coconut and it seems like you can use it in many ways from sweet to savoury recipes.
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Sunday, 15 September 2013
I hate going into London (too busy, loud, stinky) and hate driving in London even more (too busy, no one seems to pay any attention to even the basic driving rules) but I was starting to run low on the stash of seaweed and other Asian delights that I picked up on my visit to Exeter this summer so a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do - jump in the car and head to the North Circular!
Now I've known about Wing Yip for some time now as my colleague/Asian food buddy told me about it a while ago and has brought in tasty seaweed snacks so I knew what I was missing by not having visited yet. My kilner jar of wakame was looking low so thought a visit would be a good way to spend an overcast Saturday afternoon.
Monday, 9 September 2013
Today was kind of a big full stop at the end of Summer with grey clouds and drizzle all day and then a heavy downpour this evening so I though what better way to close things down for summer than a quick trip down memory lane...
So this was my summer!
Sunday, 8 September 2013
A brief intro before the actual cooking bit...my sister lives in Finland so we usually communicate via text and a weekly Skype call. We both love food and cooking and while I'm still not a seasoned professional at blogging, I encouraged her to also write a blog.
Anyway...as an incentive for both of us to blog more I suggested a monthly recipe challenge. The rules are:
1. Has to be something neither of us have made before
2. We have to post the results not matter how disastrous.
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
We live in a rented house at the moment so there's not much that we can do as far as personalising the kitchen so I have made sure it's full of things I love and thought that for this post instead of cooking something I would show the things behind the cooking...