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A Brand New Start:

Well hello there! It seems as though stumbled across my old cooking blog. Sadly I no longer update this space, but if youd like to catch up with my current adventures, please check out my new website and blog,

My new blog focuses on interior design, with a good amount of art, fashion, food and personal musings thrown in.

Hope to see you there!

In the Light of Day: Chopped Tusanesque Salad

Silly me. I thought the hardest thing about writing a blog while working a full-time job would be finding the time to post, but I was wrong. My biggest issue over the past couple weeks has been somewhat different its the light, or lack thereof. Barely mid-September, and London has already decided to provide me with dark and gloomy weather come dinnertime. Which, as any photo-snapping food blogger out there knows, makes it next to impossible to get a good photo. Read more

Late Summer Veg

Hmmm. Corn, blueberries, dark-skinned cucumber wait, did I miss summer? Last time I posted a veg haul round these parts, it was the early-summer stuff of fresh greens, baby carrots and peas. A whole three months ago. Read more

Peas Carrots Other Veg

Hmm, looking at that photo, Im thinking that I should have bought a bit more at the market this weekend. Its already Tuesday (where does the time go?) and most of that food is already gone. Read more

A New Favourite: Butterbean and Almond Hummus

On Thursday, before returning to Canada after a lengthy holiday here in the UK, my parents took me out for lunch at my favourite London restaurant. Now I know youre all sick of us food bloggers harping on about Yotam Ottolenghi, his books, Guardian column and London delis, so I wont bore you. I will only say that if you live in or occasionally visit London and you havent been to his Islington restaurant, you are missing out. Big time. Read more

Mothers Day Veg

Honestly? I only just remembered that today was Mothers Day. No, I havent called my Mum yet, and yes, Ill call her soon. Probably. My family doesnt take these Hallmark Holidays very seriously, and anyway, Ill be seeing her in person tomorrow. Read more

May Day Veg

Yes, May Day has come and gone, but hey- these veg were bought then, so why not? A lot of what you see above is actually cooked and eaten by now (Thursday already! How did that happen?!). I guess May has been a busy month so far, what with my parents visit and other commitments. Thankfully, it hasnt been too busy for market shopping. Read more

Back-to-back: Simple Panzanella

Youd be forgiven, lately, for thinking that Im on extended holiday. But here in the UK, we kind of all are. Easter plus a certain upcoming wedding means back-to-back four-day weekends and an understandable amount of laziness in between. But for myself, the laziness is at a minimum; heading up to Andrews parents last weekend and getting ready for a visit from my parents this week means I havent had a lot of time for cooking or blogging. Read more

Summer in a Bowl: Creamy Tomato Soup

Is there anything more versatile than tomato soup? From rustic Italian pappa al pomodoro to chilled Spanish gazpacho to supermarket-smooth Campbells, there are literally hundreds of different recipes out there. And I love them all (well, most of them). Read more

Making the most: Grain, Fennel and Radish Salad with Butter-Lemon Dressing

After weeks of glorious weather, London has reverted to the overcast skies and cool temperatures it likes best. Im glad that I made the most of the warmer weather while it was here, with much window-opening, skirt-wearing and salad-making. Im also hoping that it will get a bit warmer in time for the weekend, as Ive got a shopping date with my sister and some London Marathon-watching (from the comfort of my couch, of course) on the agenda. Read more


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Hi, I’m Ele and this is my personal cooking blog, where I write about my adventures...

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