A while ago I was blessed with a trug full of garden-centric gifts from the parental units, including some ultra glam gloves and several packets of seeds. I was especially delighted with a pack of nasturtiums and my Step Mum was equally delighted to point out to me that as well as being … Continue reading Are You Going To Eat……Flowers?
Despite recent radish issues and an out and out potato fail, my garden is currently offering up some really wonderful pumpkin and courgette flowers which have been going into our new favourite summer evening dinner. I do love a risotto, and weirdly I forget how much I love a risotto quite frequently and hadn't made … Continue reading Squash Blossom Risotto
Believe it or not you don't need several acres of allotment and hours of daily toiling to achieve a decent edible production line direct to your kitchen- it needn't be an exercise in endless soil turning and Alan Titchmarsh tomes. You don't even need that much ground if you have space for some decent sized … Continue reading Grow Your Own! 5 Easy Home Crops
Education abounds in the Boomboom garden and I find myself once more starting to draft in some mental lines of change for the end of this summer. Gardening is hard, and some plants are right gits. My potatoes, for example, are absolute gits. Having taken over the majority of my veg patch and grown … Continue reading Grow Your Own! A Painful Lesson in Tuber Betrayal.
It's been a bit of a week on the diet front, where various employment obligations and personal weaknesses have meant living off of a staple feed of severely low effort food that was either cooked by someone else or merely assembled then covered with cheese in my kitchen. I've been busy and knackered and in … Continue reading The Skinny Thing: Oven Fried Chicken
What: South Indian Cuisine Where: 27 Waterside , Brightlingsea, CO7 0AY How Much: £20-£25 a head Overall: 9/10 When it comes to memories of a town, so many people associate my little corner of the world on the Essex Coast with that brilliant little Indian near the water. It's called Kovalam, it was on my list of … Continue reading A Little Plug- Kovalam Restaurant
If you have an interest in cooking and don't live under a stone, chances are that you've heard recent buzzing about Himalayan Salt- the pretty pink sensation coming to table tops and bathtubs near you!!! You may well ask why I care about this and I will give you two reasons. The first is, rather … Continue reading Salt Masters