A casual conversation about the perils of mushroom foraging with a co worker earlier in the month left me with a real craving for the humble fungi. I love mushrooms, and they will soon star as Food Heroes in their own right, but I have to admit I'm too scaredy to attempt picking my own. … Continue reading Creamy Mushroom Rice
Quinoa. Amino acid rich wonder grain, heralded by healthy living types the world over as the answer to pretty much everything. The only trouble I find, is that it's kind of a bitch to cook as the window between rock hard and granular mush is very slight indeed. As a result, I have a load … Continue reading Home Sprouts Part Two: Quinoa
You know, there was a day a very long time ago that I was under the impression that I didn't like potatoes. Unthinkable, obviously, it turns out I just really don't like boiled potatoes (sorry Mum). I mean, what a bloody waste of a perfectly good vegetable! Or tuber or complex carb, whatever, your options … Continue reading Food Hero: The Baked Potato
Gardening doesn't really come easily to me, mostly because I don't have a garden unless you count the sunless patch of communal grass riddled with fag ends and staffy wee at the front of my block of flats. In fact any hands on cultivation of that land could well end up in literally green fingers. … Continue reading Home Sprouts Part One: Puy Lentils
It's great to be a girl during BBQ season. Call it sexist but it's unarguable- Man Make Fire. Man push around lumps of meat over fire. Woman cut up salads then sit in the sun with gin. And on this occasion I didn't even get salad duty, for the win as the cool kids say. Although I … Continue reading The Ultimate BBQ Prawns
There are some combinations in life that you can't go wrong with. Gin and Tonic. Hot dogs and gherkins. Ben and Jerry. And yes, it's old school and something of a combo cliché: Apples and Cinnamon. But it's old school and clichéd because it works! Personally, being one of my favourite spices (top 3 at least) I … Continue reading Apple & Cinnamon Cakes
ed March 2016- Pitt Cue has since relocated to the city, check their website for up to date location and booking details. Being obsessed with the edible is not a rare trait in my family I have to say and more often than not if we are not cooking and eating when we get together, … Continue reading Pitt Cue Co. Your new favourite restaurant.