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Archive for March 2011

The Best Way: Perfect Beans, Every Time

I have a feeling that after the last couple weeks of inactivity around here, this post will not be much of an olive branch. I can almost hear your indignation: “You don’t post for ages and now you’re telling me how to cook chickpeas!?” I know, it’s a sad state of affairs, isn’t it? Despite me being legitimately busy over the past couple weeks (two terms of school down, one to go!), you’d think I could come up with a recipe that’s more interesting that “boil water; wait”. Read more…

Cake Veg and Muffins

You might think from the title of this post that I’ve been thinking a lot about sweets lately. You’d be right. Maybe it’s the stress of my end-of-term project deadline or just the is-it-or-isn’t-it-Spring-yet weather we’ve been having lately, but “regular food” hasn’t really been exciting me these days. Sweets are much more interesting, and always in season. Read more…

The Best Reason: Simple Sardine Pasta

If you scanned the recipe page of this blog, you might be led to believe that I was vegetarian. But I’m not, at least not technically. Though I’ve been meat-free for almost three years now I do occasionally eat seafood, so the term “pescetarian” more accurately describes my eating practices. Generally though, I prefer to use the term vegetarian for a couple reasons- first of all, many people have no idea what a Pescetarian is, and secondly, it’s terribly pretentious-sounding, don’t you think? Read more…

A taste of spring: My Favourite Salsa

This morning, I happened to look up from my oodles of homework for a moment, and was blown away by what I saw out my window. A cloudless, blue sky! People wearing light jackets with bare heads and hands! For the second day in a row! That last point is the real clincher; here in London, one nice day is a fortunate anomaly. Two nice days means spring must be around the corner. Or so I’m really, really hoping. Read more…