I admit it: Ive been a lazy, lazy blogger these past few days. I offer you, my lovely readers, the above vegetables as a peace offering. Forgive me?
I returned from my North American adventure on Tuesday morning, with the best of intentions to jump straight back into the blogging game. Working against me, however, was a bad cold (am I the only one who routinely gets ill on long-haul flights?), jet lag, a refridgerator devoid of nutritients and a decided lack of culinary inspiration. Read more
This post has nothing whatsoever to do with pyramids, but I sort of arranged the veg like that, no? Anyway, Im having a great day so far. A brisk morning run followed by a trip to the farmers market made up my morning, and since then Ive been puttering around the house cooking, listening to music, DIY-ing and planning. Planning because Im off on holiday on Friday, and have a busy week ahead of me. Read more
Perhaps this title is a bit redundant. After all, vegetables are hardly ever sinful, even at worst of times. But Im in the mood for some health-inducing leafy greens today, so it seemed appropriate. Yesterday was my 26th birthday, and an evening at Jamie Olivers Fifteen restaurant, enjoying the five-course tasting menu, left me feeling like I never wanted to eat again. Read more
Posting on my blogs has been a bit thin lately, due in part to a temperamental internet connection at the end of the week, and in part to a spontaneous day trip to the country yesterday. I was happy to get back to routine today, and head to the market to get some food for the week ahead. Read more
Well, its official. There have been whisperings about it for weeks now, but I can now confirm: Autumn has arrived! Despite the still-sunny days and mainly-green trees, theres a crispness in the London air which marks the start of my favourite season. I especially noticed the change at the market today, which was full of shoppers looking for the first of Autumns bounty. Read more
Unlike last week, I made it to the market in good time today. I had to wake up early for a DIY project Ive been working on, and wanted to make sure I had time to food shop, too. Luckily my market trip was quick and pain-free, unlike my project. Read more
Tell me if this ever happens to you: Your alarm sounds in the morning, only to be shut off in a half-asleep daze. Hours later, you awake without the help of an alarm, and thinking its still early, laze around for 30 minutes, silently congratulating yourself on what an early riser you are, and planning what youll do with all the extra time you now have. Thats what happened to me this morning; at 10:42 I was convinced it was only a quarter past eight, and quite unhappy to be told otherwise by my clock. Luckily, the late start didnt affect my day too much. I made it to the market, and scored some lovely veg for the week ahead. Read more
Well, I wasnt thrilled with the idea of buying food today, what with eating so much of it yesterday. But I managed to drag myself to the market eventually, and brought Andrew along for moral support. Surprisingly, we managed to do pretty well today, which leads me to think well be eating equally well for the week ahead. If we can find our appetites, that is. Read more
Today was one of those rare Sundays that didnt revolve around food. Instead of baking and recipe-planning this afternoon, I spent several hours lazing on the heath with Andrew. Reading my new Living etc with the sun on my face, I admit- cooking was the last thing on my mind. Good thing I got to the market before that, and did a bit of shopping for the week ahead. Read more
The thing with the farmers market is you never know what you will, or wont, find. Some stall-holders are there every week, while some come infrequently. The items on your shopping list might be there in abundance, or they could be nowhere to be found. I always go with a plan of sorts, but often am forced to reevaluate.