play time

NOW I never thought I’d say this but… I would love for my friends and I to go back to school for a break. I know. Not your typical idea of fun. Though I suppose school’s the wrong word. I’d like to go to class (excuse the American twang). Not just any class. But Le … Continue reading

and the winner of most bizarre Christmas present goes to…

mleczna : milk (chocolate) …THIS curiously designed bar of chocolate, from relatives in Poland. Apparently the image is by a well known Polish painter. That is no excuse. I question the mind of a) the person who deemed it a suitable idea to put a woman breastfeeding on the front of a bar of milk … Continue reading

on my plate: butter bean tomatoes

GREAT big fat beefy tomatoes, overstuffed with creamy butter beans. That’s what was on my plate today. Well one of them was, I’d have to be a truly greedy bugger to manage two. I planned ahead with this dish and made the tomato sauce base the night before. Not only was this a time saving … Continue reading

so what to do on a snow day…?

BUILD a snowman? Sledging? Snowball fight? Frosty midnight walk through deserted silent streets? Or… Have a barbecue!! Yes that’s right. A barbecue. What the Aussies are currently spending their days doing on a beach; but in a snowed covered back garden.  I thought my friend ever so slightly insane too. But on an all too … Continue reading

word of the day:

DUPPY noun plural duppies – (Caribbean) a ghost or spirit NEW job, new word. Has your printer ever been possessed by a duppy? The one at my new place of work has. Or at least so suggested the IT guy, which is how I learnt of the word. I think my mum would swear that … Continue reading

on my plate: aubergine involtini

OK so my food photography skills haven’t exactly improved much, but these tasty little morsels just had to be talked about. Served as part of a picky dinner prepared for friends – alongside butter bean hummous, aubergine turnover pastries and spicy roasted chickpeas – for me these were the success story of the night. After … Continue reading

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