Hiatus


I have been working away and training people for the last week – anyone want to know how SEO works? – and I have been unable to do anything other than do presentations, eat, drive to a new location and collapse and repeat for the last week. So I have not been updating the blog.…

Laser eyeballs (also rather dilated)


I haz them. Well I don’t have them yet, but I am getting my eyes LASIK’d in a few months time. I am super excited as I am 100% fed up with wearing glasses and about 90% fed up with wearing contact lenses. I have been wearing glasses for almost 20 years and I am…

MOLE!


This was, well, incredible. It took forever to make. Well, about 2 hours. It was easily the most complicated recipe I have ever made before, with the most bizarre and intensely weird set of ingredients. It contains almonds, walnuts, half a brioche bun, plantain, prunes, raisins, tomatoes, onions, garlic, star anise, oregano and cinnamon. Plus…

Running! Exercise! FIE!


(Fie interjection -used to express the humorous pretense of being shocked. -used to express mild disgust, disapprobation, annoyance, etc.) An underused word that, exercise. E X E R C I S E . Commonly accompanied by lots of whining and a small amount of grouching. After my extreme fitness kick in November last year (exercise…

Poncing things up: chicken in breadcrumbs


This isn’t really cooking, but more of a construction job. Chicken in breadcrumbs is such a dull, ordinary thing that poncing it up seemed the right thing to do.  It was also served up on a side plate in an effort to a) define with the clearly defined boundaries of LUNCH and b) to make…

Healthy dessert: spiced plum & greek yoghurt


Otherwise known as the Fishbowls of Delight.Liz invited us down for dinner last night and I said I’d bring a dessert if she wanted and she specified something healthy. I don’t really believe in healthy desserts as I believe that dessert should be something decadent. Still, I managed. I’m sure the low-fat brigade would be…

The Cowshed, Whiteladies Rd, Bristol


We snuck in here on Friday night after a ridiculously crazy week at work (50 hours of work – a record for me since leaving London) as my delightful friend Phil came down to visit. We’ve walked past the Cowshed a number of times now and keep considering visiting and Friday was The Night. Unfortunately,…

Must not go in Kitchens


Not the kitchen, but the shop on Whiteladies Road in Bristol. For those of you who don’t know of it, it’s a strange and compelling little haven of cooking, drinking and baking implements. I can spend hours wandering around, contemplating new things and wondering if I can adapt any of Simon’s ridiculous cooking implements to…