Well written guest blog post by Liz LeFroy – on finding a new favourite jam flavour. Continue reading Taste notes for Jam… Guest Post, Liz LeFroy
How about growing your own chillies in the UK? And then cooking with them? As I am to gardening what Kubla Khan was to crocheting, I simply bought a plant from a supermarket and kept it on the kitchen windowsill. I was amazed at how many small chillis popped up in due course. And they tasted all the more delicious for being a crop growing freely … Continue reading Just chilli-in
Discovered: a website which lets you type in an ingredient you have too much of – and gives recipes Continue reading the art of leftovers cooking
The artist Georgia O’Keeffe took a keen interest in health foods – believing that what you ate was important to creativity. Delightfully, she lived to be 99, producing brilliant paintings to the end, her mind sharp as a tack. So here are recipes for her wholemeal bread, a health shake, and Green Chillies with garlic, oil and a fried egg.
The recipes come from two books: “A Painter’s kitchen” edited by Margaret Wood, who worked as Georgia O’Keeffe’s companion and cook for 5 years – and “Dinner with Georgia
Shh…. a little secret from Portugal… custard tarts. No, we don’t know the recipe. We never met. You haven’t seen me. Continue reading Sssssshhhhhhhh secret custard tarts
As you know, this blog likes to mix its ingredients of art and life, so putting together poetry, noodles and animation this morning was the work of a moment. Exhibit A – the poem is “Making Mines Frires” by Dominique Ahkong and if you pop over to http://bit.ly/2vm5ZEk you can read the poetic description of the family-making of noodles for the dish. (from Cha: An Asian … Continue reading Poetry, noodles and animation
… but sometimes we need a little luxury.
I just had a fabulous cheesecake experience. If you are ever visiting Edinburgh, Scotland, swerve off your eaten path and try Artisan Cheesecakes, 104 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.
I had been viewing this shopfront from the top of a passing bus on journeys into town (the shop is well served by a large number of bus routes, as befits a place of importance). Today, the weather was so glorious that you can see a neighbour sunbathing – but that just happened to be today.
I am at the start of a demanding project, so having made some progress this morning, I stopped off at this emporium of unctiousness, as a treat.
A really good cheesecake is a happy memory. A middle of the road cheesecake is an incredible disappointment and every mouthful has the same no-taste-but-cream pointlessness. Not today. Not on my watch.