Royal Brunch menu


I like looking at pictures of clothes. And shoes. And hats. Hats especially. Coming from small and ridiculous town in South Africa, we never did hats at weddings. They are a peculiarly British tradition and as such, deserve a morning of eating freshly baked goodies and loudly incredulous  exclamations at the TV. So, friday morning’s…

Cornwall scenery shots. Also, why golf?


We went hiking over the cliffs near Port Wrinkle on Easter Monday. The coastal path along this part of Cornwall is quite glorious, broken up only by what must be, one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world. Truly I don’t understand golf. I don’t think I ever will. I get the idea…

Coriander pesto and the uses thereof.


We had coriander that needed using up so the Pesto Master got to work. I don’t think he can help it when there are herbs to be used up as we’ve had quite a few different types of pesto around. It’s a little strange to be honest – really very strong and spicy with a…

Bagels, yes, made from scratch.


Basically, I can’t say anything other than, just make your own and be blown away by how much nicer they are than supermarket bagels. In fact, I really rather like supermarket bagels and I would never have considered making them from scratch until Simon tried them. They are softer, chewier, tastier and just generally much…

Carvery. The multi-meat of the sunday lunches.


I’m going to assume that you’ve all either had carvery before or are at least aware of what it is? It is basically a roast dinner but you get to choose what you have in it, from choosing the meat to all the sides. Customarily done in pubs, you’ll pay your money, take your token…

Updates from beyond the kitchen


I haven’t cooked for 3 days and it’s making me feel a bit ansty about it. I have been ill for 2 days and am being racked by stomach cramps whenever I eat. Which is not ideal.Might help with the weightloss efforts but I would rather be able to eat. Not helped by reading about…