Dinner Club – Spectacular desserts and light meals


Can you tell that we’re struggling with themes a little bit? So Matt’s marvellous meal gave us a a great theme. He gave us some awesome starters (below), followed by this delicious veal with tuna mayo dish. We started with these lovely little figs topped with parma ham and pine nuts and Roquefort cheese. A…

Bread making course at Bordeaux Quay


Last night Liz and I headed out to Bordeaux Quay, where about 4 months ago, we’d booked a cooking class. It was my birthday present to Liz (back in March) so nothing like a bit of a delayed reaction! It was thoroughly excellent and I learnt absolutely loads. Including a new technique for kneading which…

Weight training update – some new high figures


I’m really enjoying my weight training at the moment. I’m beginning to see some massive gains in my strength – especially around my legs. And for those of you who dread the idea of women with muscles – I’m actually slimmer in my legs than I have been for the last 5 years. Squats – 55kgs Leg…

Bobotie! – A South African favourite


Usually made with lamb mince, this is a savoury curried dish with a topping quite like moussaka. Luckily it has none of those horrible aubergine things in it, just a plateful of deliciousness. Simon made a beef one a few nights ago and cheated slightly by using a packet mix I forced on him after…