I was really looking forward to tonight meal. Matthew is out and despite the treacherous task of bathing and getting two toddlers to sleep AFTER play school, gymnastics, soft play, dinner, games, fighting, more games, more fighting….I decided to make an effort, treat myself, and […]Continue Reading →
Alfalfa Salad, Jamie Oliver, 30 MINUTE MEALS, pg 148
This is a quick and easy salad made up of alfalfa sprouts, avocado, mint, cress and lemon juice. Crisp breads are crumbed over the top for added texture.
It a fresh earth tasting salad which is made more interesting by the addition of avocado which makes […]Continue Reading →
Wok Fried Fragrant Mussels, Jamie Oliver, THE RETURN OF THE NAKED CHEF, PG 154
This is another easy peasy dish by Mr Oliver. Its basically Thai style mussels that, other than the simple preparation, takes around 5 minutes from turning on the hob to the table.
The base is a combination of garlic, lemon grass […]Continue Reading →
Yellow Broth, 400 BEST EVER SOUPS, edited by Anne Sheasby
I decided to make the uninterestingly titled “Yellow Broth” today mainly for reasons of increasing worry about a “feeling” that my girth is widening. I decided to step on the scales ( not done since November) – not bad news actually but more […]Continue Reading →
Week 4 , January 24th- January 30th
I have some ocaasions this week so have decided to mix a randomly toddler chosen list with some self chosen selected new dishes. It’s Matthews birthday and he has made a few requests and as we have a rule in our house that birthday boys and […]Continue Reading →
Incredible Roast Shoulder of lamb with smashed vegetables Jamie Oliver, Jamie at Home, pg 49
I never do a traditional Sunday Roast as there are always too many lefovers to contemplate especially with only two tiny bellies and two larger ones to feed and also I find them all a bit “samey”. I invited Gabi and family […]Continue Reading →
Stuffed Cypriot Chicken, Pan fried Broccoli and Vine tomatoes (Asparagus is not in season) Cabbage Salad, and St Clements Drink
My mum and cousin visited so I had a great opportunity to try a menu of dishes without risking the fattening effect of a leftover breakfast on Sunday. This menu was simple and I […]Continue Reading →
Today my waistline is really bothering me so I miss breakfast and lunch, with occasional “picking” trip to the cracker bread bin and fruit bowl.
Today I adapted Jamie Oliver’s “ Kinda Sausage Cassoulet” from his “30 minute meal” recipe book. I improvised on this recipe as I had some leftovers and I know […]Continue Reading →
It was my turn to babysit tonight, and on their return from an excited child free trip to Ikea, Gabis husband Burtie forced me to try Limoncello for the first time.
This is a lemon liqueur made only from the zest of lemons mixed and steeped with a pure grain alcohol mixed with a sugar […]Continue Reading →
Its baby sitting swap night so we decided to go for Sushi/Japanese food. I’m slightly relieved to be honest to have the break from cooking and I feeling dejected as I’m convinced I’m developing a paunch of some description. I would like to blame the remnants of monthly water retention but I think I’m beyond […]Continue Reading →