All posts tagged “Cooking

This Brit’s first Thanksgiving

This Brit’s first Thanksgiving

For the first time, this Brit celebrated Thanksgiving last week. Well, I’m not sure celebrate is accurate. Thanksgiving dinner was had. Followed by much merriment. It was more just about the food. Isn’t that what Thanksgiving is all about? Since as long as I can […]

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My mum’s bean salad has a new fan

My mum’s bean salad has a new fan

I enjoy cooking. Sometimes. I wouldn’t call myself one of the most accomplished cooks ever, but I do know my way around a spice cupboard well to put together some of what my mum taught me. I can put flavours together pretty well. I can […]

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Try cooking something new, he said

Try cooking something new, he said

Doing the usual grocery shopping last week, the OH told me to buy some vegetable I’ve never cooked before. Now the thing is, Tesco’s never got a massive variety of vegetables. Combine that with the fact that I’ve cooked with a fair few different things, […]

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A maybe weekly round-up (3)

A maybe weekly round-up (3)

It’s the evening of August’s summer bank holiday. I’ve had my three-day weekend. Back to work tomorrow to a four-day working week. Summer is nearly over. Usually that’d make me a little bit sad. Summer’s my favourite season. I’m enjoying all the long, hot days. […]

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Project 365 2013/14: Day Fifteen

Project 365 2013/14: Day Fifteen

Oh look it’s more food. Sorry about all the food photos, but I was rather proud of my dinner tonight. The first time I’ve ever made egg fried rice and it tasted brilliant. Such a simple dish to make as well. Totally satisfying too. Will […]

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So, the other day, I set the oven on fire

So, the other day, I set the oven on fire

Fire. Hot, dangerous fire. Here’s what happened. I was craving bacon. Not just any old bacon. I was craving some pancetta. Grilled to crispy perfection. Getting a little hungry just thinking about it. Anyway. I did my usual. Got a couple of strips of pancetta […]

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The disadvantages of living alone

The disadvantages of living alone

I’ve been living on my own for most of this year and yet there’s still something I can’t quite manage. Right now I have a huge saucepan full of soup and half a casserole dish left of apple crumble purely because I am absolutely incapable […]

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