Trial and Purition.

A couple of weeks ago a Facebook marketing pop up got the better of me and I clicked on a random ad for Purition- a wholefood based protein supplement that various sinister AI cookies decided I might like. I was maybe hungry, I was maybe vulnerable to suggestion and I was definitely sick of the […]

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Ultimate Pasta Sauce

I remember going to uni as a naive 18 year old and being utterly horrified by the general gravitation of my cohorts in academia towards jarred, mass produced and frankly horrible pasta sauce. I understood that they were cheap, and convenient, and easily stored at room temperature in the back of a cupboard where they […]

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Yak & Yeti

What: Nepalese & Indian cuisine Where: Magdalen Street/St Botolphs, Colchester http://www.yakandyeticolchester.co.uk/ 01206 767606 How Much: from £20 a head for beers, popadums and two courses Overall: an undeniable 10/10 It’s always nice to be asked round for dinner, so an inbox invite from a flourishing curry house in the home town just after Christmas was […]

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Shakshuka. Sort of.

Last week I read a very amusing article on BS slimming fads and how almost all celebrity fronted diet books feature some kind of chilli spiked eggs for breakfast. I was thus reminded about my much mused but never materialised intentions to do some huevos rancheros for Saturday breakfast at some point in my life. […]

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Cheat’s Cheesecake

Back in the days when we still cared what we thought about eachother, the Mr and I used to frequently take a Saturday Cookbook challenge and spend a bit of time mulling through my millions of cookbooks to pick a mildly tricky recipe to prepare for eachother for dinner. Awww. It’s been seven years. We […]

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2018- The Dinner Resolutions

Ah, hogmanay is upon us, and I feel this morning like 2018 may continue very much as 2017 is ending. Basically that means sore footed and snotty (you are dead to me Jon & Kerrie) whilst trying to devise ways to eat good dinners and keep the Mr away from anything with lemon in it. […]

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The Green Tea Thing

I’m on the challenge wagon again, and this time it’s Green Tea. Green tea is from the same plant as your standard black or white tea, just harvested at a different stage of growth, and it is widely held to contain a good amount of antioxidants and diuretic metabolism boosting properties. It is basically eastern […]

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Grow Your Own! A Winter’s Tale

Looking out at my garden this morning after our second proper frost in sunny Essex, I am (perhaps over dramatically) put in mind somewhat of tales of winters on the Somme. There’s a lot of mud, you see. My planning was a bit out this year in terms of maintenance and removal of edibles and […]

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