2006 was a fabulous year! It was the year to indulge midlife crisis and sail from Malta, to Greece, along the whole Mediterranean coast of Turkey, before exploring the waters and shores of Northern Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. That was me in 2006. My amazing journey took 4 remarkable months; I saw incredible sights, experienced the warmest hospitality and the … [Read more...] about Memories of a Moroccan souk
Taking baby steps has worked! This week we've stuck to buying British for our meat and veg. I even managed to pop into the fabulous Covered Market in Oxford town center where I got a pretty good selection of meats: Pork chops, chicken wings and chicken drums and thighs. The 3 packs for £6. This worked out to just a slither more expensive than my usual supermarket … [Read more...] about Friday footprint challenge: progress with buying local
I've been following the horse meat scandal unfold with some (former) professional interest; my background is in animal sciences and the food chain. Upto 100% of your "beef" lasagna or spag bol can actually be horse lasagna or spag bol according to the most recent discoveries. Neigh! It's quite a mess! Firstly, I genuinely believe this has been brought about by … [Read more...] about Ash Wednesday- Neigh …. fancy some horse meat?
Fussy eaters- I'm far from an expert on the topic, because I hazard to say that I don't have fussy eaters. Generally I follow a no BS strategy to eating with my kids: You eat what you're given or there's nothing else. They are also given a wide range of foods; we cook and adapt dishes from our home countries- Netherlands, Hungary and England, as well as dipping into favourites … [Read more...] about Fussy eater tactics- Party in my tummy
Do you sometimes cook things that have very specific, maybe special memories attached to? You know, when the thought of the dish fills you with not just the warm and fuzzy, like a Christmas Turkey reviving all the warmth of happy family dinners (or not), when life was simpler (or not), …but instead when the food makes you think of a specific time and place in your … [Read more...] about Lunch spiced with memories- Chicken and sweetcorn soup, Cinnamon fried apples