Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: January 2012

Shakshuka

I know I said I wouldn’t post anything this week, due to our move. But it’s Saturday and cold and I made something nice this morning, so I thought I’d share. Shashuka is a north African dish which I think we’ve seen all over the place in the last few years. This recipe is from Ottolenghi’s Plenty book. I didn’t have a lot of the ingredients, but I still made it with what I had and it turned out great. I like this because you could make up a batch of the tomato sauce on the weekend, put it in …

Leaving London

I haven’t been posting much these days because we’re preparing to move out of London. I know.

Sigh…

I look out of my kitchen and I see the hustle of the street. I see the chefs at the restaurant across the road taking a smoking break. I see little chavs tearing about and people walking their gigantic dogs. I see drug dealers and BMWs, tourists and locals. I see everything from my little kitchen window. I’ll miss that. I’ve never felt so part of the world while still in my kitchen. I’ll be going back to that domestic isolation of …

Aubergine Mull

I have a little confession to make. When we moved to London in June last year, we were struck adrift with no access and indeed no funds to a gymnasium. As yet the ‘Heathrow injection’ as they call it had not yet hit and we did not want our waist lines to get any bigger. AT was investigating the art of body weight work outs and I was jogging the beautiful parks and commons of the Clapham/Battersea area but we needed more than just some exercise.

AT discovered the Paleo Diet while researching body weight regimes. He said he’d like …

Birthday Cakes

It was my birthday yesterday and I had a super time scooting around London. Mum and I went shopping and we picked up some bargains. We rested our weary bones at Sketch on Conduit St, a place I’d read about while working on Foodepedia. The brainchild of Mourad “Momo” Mazouz, Sketch is a place where food, art and music fuse to make a truly unique experience in an unexpected place. The food was OK, and the decor was exciting but the thing that held my fascination were the toilets. I know…I’m a simpleton. The toilet I went to consisted …