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Archive for March 2009

Late Lunch: Carrot and Peanut Salad

peanut and carrot salad

I was out running some errands today, and getting home rather later than I usually eat lunch, was in no mood to wait any longer. I wanted a lunch that was quick, flavourful, and at least gave the impression of being healthy. (I’m not so bothered about actual health- I’m the eat-your-veggies-smothered-in-cheese type.) Luckily, I had planned for such an eventuality, and set to work preparing a salad that I can already see becoming a staple for me. Read more…

Sunday Shopping

market haul two

Well, it’s still sunny here in London, but the warm weather has gone into hiding. It was cold and windy at the farmer’s market this morning, but it’ll take more than that to keep me away. Above, my spoils of the day: veggies, organic eggs, fresh cream, even some baked goods. Read more…

Pizza Friday: Dough

squash and sage pizza

Around here, Friday night is Pizza Night. I don’t remember exactly when this tradition started, but sometime last year, I became obsessed with the idea of learning to make the best pizza. Not just a passable pizza, not a good pizza, but the best pizza. It was probably this post from The Kitchn that put the idea into my head in the first place, and it grew from there. Of course, anyone knows that there are two components to a great pizza: the dough, and the sauce. This installment of Pizza Friday will follow my quest for crust gold. Read more…

Wildcard Wednesday: Jerusalem Artichokes

jchoke pan

I know, I know, it’s not Wednesday. But “Wildcard Thursday” doesn’t really have the same ring to it, and besides, I made this on Wednesday. Er, actually, come to think of it, I made this on Tuesday, intending to blog about it on Wednesday… Well, never mind. The consuming of and blogging about the meal in question bookended a Wednesday, so it still kind of works. Read more…

This is what happens…

chocolate one

When your boyfriend goes to Zürich on business and decides to get you a souvenir from the airport. Read more…

Butternut, revisited: Butternut Squash Muffins

muffins

In the autumn, when the leaves begin to fall from the trees and the days get shorter and cooler, most people (the type with varied interests and a healthy grasp on reality) are prone to melancholy. Foodies, however, see this change in a more positive light. A new season means new produce to buy, new recipes to try, new realms of gastronomic pleasure to explore. Summer’s remaining wares might start to look a little stringy and tired, but right around the corner is the most delicious season of all: harvest. Read more…

Farmer’s Market Sunday

market haul

Gorgeous, aren’t they? I took this photo immediately on getting in from the market yesterday. It was a bright, warm day in London, full of the promise of spring- a promise that this morning (dull and grey) promptly broke. Oh, well- you can’t have everything. What you can have, however, is vegetables- and lots of them! Read more…