Kind of Two Restaurant Reviews, More Just an Ode to Food in Novelty Recepticles

A couple of weeks ago we had dinner at Bucket in Notting Hill, a seafood restaurant where prawns, mussels, whitebait and all sorts of other ugly sea-dwellers are served, surprisingly, in a bucket. The bread was free (and served with a gloriously soft salty butter that I treated like a dip), the sofa seats had … Continue reading Kind of Two Restaurant Reviews, More Just an Ode to Food in Novelty Recepticles

A Guide to Sourdough Making By Someone Who Has Never Made Sourdough – Stage 3 (The Birth)

I’m back from my holidays, and after two weeks in Thailand and Cambodia I return no more tanned (monsoon season is not the time to go if seeking sun) although slightly burnt after falling asleep on a sunbed on the one day we did receive sun; depleted of blood from the number of mosquitoes that … Continue reading A Guide to Sourdough Making By Someone Who Has Never Made Sourdough – Stage 3 (The Birth)

A Guide to Sourdough Making By Someone Who Has Never Made Sourdough – Stage 2 (Plus Another Unrelated Recipe)

Right, I have an exam this afternoon so writing a blog post is definitely not what I should be doing this morning. But, I’m aware that you’ve probably been in a state of anticipation for weeks waiting to find out how Keith, my newborn sourdough starter, is fairing (I know you haven’t, I just need … Continue reading A Guide to Sourdough Making By Someone Who Has Never Made Sourdough – Stage 2 (Plus Another Unrelated Recipe)

A Guide to Sourdough Making from Someone who has Never Made Sourdough (Plus Unrelated Recipe)

My first law exam is tomorrow, so naturally I chose this bank holiday weekend to embark on a project I’ve been meaning to do for years; I’ve finally taken the plunge into the weird, nerdy world of sourdough making. A difficult decision, to create life at this stage in my life, but one I feel … Continue reading A Guide to Sourdough Making from Someone who has Never Made Sourdough (Plus Unrelated Recipe)

In Defence of M&S Broccoli Cheese Bake (And Other Ready Meal Saviours)

A few nights ago I was drifting off to sleep at the pleasingly/pathetically early time of 9:15, when my phone buzzed. Normally I’d flip my phone over grumpily and go back to some much needed REM, but this message caught my attention. My friend was making pasta, and my friend was in distress. His dilemma: … Continue reading In Defence of M&S Broccoli Cheese Bake (And Other Ready Meal Saviours)