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
Some many months ago the Older Male Sibling got his self engaged to a lovely lady and two years of planning and scribbling and testing and head scratching began for many people. This culminated in a wonderful day out last week during which everyone looked gorgeous and said lovely things and celebrated this irritatingly marvelously … Continue reading Gin & Tonic Jelly
I came up with this frankly brilliant dinner whilst trying to research a weight watchers friendly dish that I could feed to guests on a Friday night without violating the Geneva convention. One serving will set you back maybe 7 smart points or if you are on no count method no more than 3 of … Continue reading The Skinny Thing- Spicy Pilaf
It’s that time of year when Christmas is over and you’ve had too much booze, brie and baked goods so it’s time to switch immediately to cayenne tea and rocket salads, right? Maybe best throw in a side of diazepam and hide all the sharp kitchen utensils while you’re at it. So many January eating … Continue reading Adventures in Slow Cooking: Broccoli Cheese Soup
I first came across a broccoli salad as a side for possibly the best chicken wings I've ever eaten in Mighty Quinn's East Village incarnation. How it took me 13 months to reproduce I'm not exactly sure, but I did in the end. My attempt came out for a soul food inspired family dinner recently … Continue reading Broccoli Salad. It’s so much better than it sounds.
I've always been one to romanticise the American South, mainly due to various drawly, tanned and laid back Hollywood incarnations of the mid nineties. Oh and Poppy Z Brite books. As well as loving a good vampire fight in the French Quarter, I have long salivated over the Soul Food phenomenon from gumbo to BBQ … Continue reading Sweet Potato Casserole
It's been a rough couple of days on body and spirit so when faced with a free Wednesday afternoon I felt up to little more than filling the slow cooker and sitting still for a nice while. Fridge contents put me in mind of how frequently I've seen parsnip and apple soup on menus of … Continue reading Adventures In Slow Cooking- Parsnip & Apple Soup