Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: November 2012

Fizz and fromage

After a meeting on The Strand this week, I had a great excuse to explore my favourite part of town around Covent Garden and Soho. I had planned to pop in to a place I recently discovered called Champagne+Fromage on Wellington St. Maud and Stefano run the little shop and bistro on the fringe of Covent Garden and it is definitely going on my list of recommended foodie places in London. They specialise in boutique champagne, cheese and charcuterie.  Stepping inside Champagne + Fromage feels like stepping over the boarder and into France.

For me, bread is always an indicator …

Blueberry butter cake

This recipe is really just another version of my mum’s apple cake. Easy to make and even easier to eat, this is the go-to pudding in my house. AT and I had been discussing a blueberry pie, but in my thrifty culinary wisdom I envisaged that a pie would require a truck load of blueberries, which would seem a bit wasteful for two people. So I thought I’d make my mum’s apple cake, but with blueberries instead.

The reason I’m sharing this news is that it was a turn of gastronomic genius to swap the apples for blueberries in …

How to make a great roast chicken

Not everyone can say that say that a chicken fell on their head. I can of course and it seems like the perfect way to introduce my post about roasting chicken. I’ve been watching a lot of Woody Allen films lately, and anyone familiar with his movies, will know that a chicken falling on my head is a bit of life imitating art in the sense of Woody’s comedic pathos, but I’m no Annie Hall and this was not a lobster.  What’s more, I’ve been listening to music from his films, and so my life has felt like I’m on …

Reblochon tartiflette

Writing about food has it’s perks. Stewart from The Cheese Boutique sent me a box of cheese on Friday. I’d been anticipating my special delivery since he kindly offered some samples earlier in the week. These guys specialise in French, Italian and Spanish cheeses. Stewart and his family are mad about cheese and so it was with enthusiasm that we discussed cheese, French in particular and with even more enthusiasm that I received my delivery and began tasting and cooking with the selection. The big blue up front is a Roquefort, the little one in the brown pot is St …

Sorry for the delay

It’s been a while hasn’t it? Sorry about that…I’ve been so busy with various projects, namely a new one called Fifteen Questions. I am editing the site with my friend Tobias from Berlin who also loves food and music. Anyway, for anyone interested, please do check out the site, www.15questions.net . We’re working on releasing an ebook all about Animals and Music in December, so please stay tuned.

The weather finally gave in and it’s officially cold. I came home with pink-tipped nose today. We had a lovely mild October and now that many of the leaves have dropped the …