Roll on the Weekend

You know those occasional moments of inspiration you have when staring a beautiful ingredient? Well today I was inspired by the stunning Irish gem lettuce (below) to make – for the very first time – Vietnamese rolls. I just happened to have some rice paper I bought months ago, and a lovely bit of smoked tofu […]

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Obsessed with oats

Today’s blog is all about oats. I make no apologies for this. A game I sometimes play with friends is “desert island ingredients” the premise being you have to choose and justify 2 ingredients that you could live on for the rest of your life (on your desert island). Mine would be oats and avocado. A strange […]

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Salmon of Knowledge 

Sometimes it’s impossible to ignore a spanking fresh whole salmon at the fish counter. It fixes you with its beady glare as if to say “resistance is futile”. I was unable to resist one such salmon yesterday, although there are just 4 of us to feed in our household so it seemed extravagantly huge. But this […]

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

It dawned on me recently that there is an easier way to handle the pressure of weeknight dinners. Slow cooking! Put the dinner on before you leave the house in the morning and come home to delicious smells and a piping hot meal. Yesssss! So I did the research – the Which? website is great […]

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Salade Niçoise

This is my death row meal. With some crusty bread and a glass of expensive white wine (which I normally avoid as it sadly gives me migraine, but that would be sort of irrelevant under the circumstances). While I have made this frequently for my husband this was the first time I attempted it for […]

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Food for the Soul

I stumbled across this inspiring quote today from British Philosopher Alan Watts (1915-1973) on how to avoid anxiety through mindfulness. He was way ahead of his time. “The real reason why human life can be so utterly exasperating and frustrating is not because there are facts called death, pain, fear, or hunger. The madness of […]

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