Category Archives: January 2015

Scone, but not forgotten

IMG_2898Blessed are the cheese makers, and many, many others….

The Kennington farmer’s market in south London is a hive of activity on a Saturday (I am pleased to report) and when wandering through Rocket happened upon some delicious cheese.IMG_2849

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What’s the Story?

 

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Well, need a little time to wake up, wake up
Well, what’s the story morning glory?
Well, need a little time to wake up, wake up.

We have been bad…very bad. For the last week or two, no healthy eating for us, just lots over indulgence and a degree of junk. We are feeling the worse for it and so something colourful and some seafood has become a necessity. Continue reading What’s the Story?

One Franglais day….Cider braised chicken

 

IMG_2751So this morning I was up early, read my favourite foodie blogs, cleaned the house from top to bottom, shopped, walked the doggy, emailed my cousin Cheesecake, did some washing, painted a table, spoke to Rocket (who is somewhere on route driving down from Aberdeen)… all before mid-day.

IMG_2780Whilst I hate housework, there is a certain satisfaction when the house is at it’s best – so I bought it some flowers…

Back to the tale…

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Warming Coconut Dal with Chilli Prawn Cakes

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Before anything else, let me just say “Je Suis Charlie”.

For supper tonight, I’m looking for speed, spice and comfort. Maybe it’s the depressing week, or the wild and windy weather – a need to escape to the heat and excitement of India. Continue reading Warming Coconut Dal with Chilli Prawn Cakes

Wholesome Seafood Chowder with simple soda bread

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So January demands that budget is observed, and that the excesses of Christmas are put to one side. However…

I know what works for me and broadly speaking it’s higher protein and lower carbs with veg being colourful and appetizing. Of course all this will be coupled with moving around a lot more!

What I needed today was something wholesome and comforting, what I do from Monday when work and healthy living loom will be a little different but when I weigh up what went into this recipe, it’s a lot of goodness and very little else. Continue reading Wholesome Seafood Chowder with simple soda bread