July 14, 2022.Reading time 5 minutes.
The current heatwave brings challenges other than simply trying to stay cool enough to sleep, work, live. There’s ‘What can I eat?’ too. I’m not as hungry as usual, which is pretty normal in such heat, but I do need food! I always need food. I’m the kind of person who can’t go out early […]
July 29, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
There’s been a discussion about kohlrabi amongst a food writers’ group I belong to over the past few days, so when I saw red kohlrabi in Wholefoods in Richmond this morning, well … it was impossible to resist buying some. I’ve actually put a couple of kohlrabi recipes on here before – with walnuts and […]
June 29, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
A heatwave has been scorching its way across Europe and I guess a temperature in the mid-30s in London today is not so bad when you consider other places – like France, Spain and Italy – have had record highs in the mid-40s. However, it definitely wasn’t a day for standing by a campfire in […]
May 13, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
It’s almost two weeks since I bought the two Sicilian blood oranges along with some white asparagus in Chiswick – and I really needed to do something with them! I could, of course, just eat them – straight. But I wanted to do something a bit special and the plan had been in my head all […]
July 19, 2016.Reading time 5 minutes.
It’s been the hottest day of the year so far; seriously hot. I got into my car at one point and it registered 37C. I don’t think it was really that hot outside but close. I like the heat but even for me it was too much. So it was definitely a day for a […]
August 1, 2013.Reading time 5 minutes.
The other half of the kohlrabi I used in the Kohlrabi, Watercress & Yogurt Salad I made about 10 days ago was still sitting in my fridge. I took a look at it this morning and decided it looked absolutely fine but maybe I should use it up today. This is one of the great […]
May 27, 2013.Reading time 6 minutes.
I had to contain myself and not add more ingredients to the title. I get irritated by restaurants that take up 3 lines in the menu to put in every last little detail of the ingredients of a dish. So as I was about to add ‘toasted pine nuts’ and ‘croutons’ and ‘oregano’, I held […]