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Road kill

Road kill

Rolling along in my automobile … and I’m hungry. This weekend, Kate and I are off to Kent and there’s the old ‘got to leave now before it gets sticky, no time for tea!’ vs ‘let’s eat now, let the traffic flow and then get home late’ debate. Personally, I think it’s a case of … Continue reading

Impromptu pudding

Impromptu pudding

That’s the thing about pudding, isn’t it? you never really plan it, so you don’t tend to have anything in the fridge ready. Don’t get me wrong, when people come round for dinner, I’m ready – I have chocolate and fruit and cream and meringue concoctions spilling from work surfaces. But on a normal night, … Continue reading

Soup and a roll?

Soup and a roll?

Sometimes you need to eat something green. Surprisingly, since being basically veggie, this need is greater than ever as I seem to have a lot of carbs – pasta and something, rice and something, you know how it is. On a normal day my diet’s never overly unhealthy – since I eat veggie 90% of … Continue reading

Post-Singapore come down

Post-Singapore come down

Well, it’s been a while since the last post and that’s because I’ve been on holiday. It was back to Oxford with a bit of a bump on Tuesday and straight into work on Wednesday. Naturally, there wasn’t a morsel to be had in the fridge, TOH having cleaned it out good and proper in … Continue reading

Readers’ questions – hummus

Readers’ questions – hummus

A few months ago now, I got an email from Luciana, TOH’s best friend’s OH, asking me what on Earth she could do with a massive jar of leftover tahini she had sitting in the fridge.  Now, tahini’s a funny beast. I’m not entirely sure what use it has other than dressings, binding agent or, … Continue reading

A la fougasse

A la fougasse

Having read TheLittleLoaf‘s blog about their fougasse the other night and having made some last year on my bread course (and never having made any since), I thought it was about time to dust off the oven gloves and make my own. The word fougasse is French for foccacia which is Italian for a really easy, … Continue reading

Home, sweet home

Home, sweet home

People are forever moving home – coming and going, going and coming – but how do you keep on top of the housewarmings, both parties and presents? Well, the parties are relatively easy – turn up, bring booze and chat away. But it can be tricky buying presents for people to help them feather their … Continue reading

Season’s eatings

Season’s eatings

Sometimes there’s nothing more virtuous than having some lovely, fresh and, more importantly, seasonal food on your plate. It makes you very smug and self-satisfied, but not unfairly I don’t think. It’s good to eat relatively locally produced meals as much as possible as we’re all growing ever more conscious of both our own health … Continue reading

All the King’s horses

So it’s Autumn … official. Fresh off the back of the first hurricane of the season (I say that like in two months’ time we won’t be able to move for hurricanes … it’s simply not true) the weather is feeling colder, windier, bitier. Add to that a long meeting at work, a frenetic Aerotone … Continue reading

The king of fruits

This is a bit late in being written, but finding myself home a bit earlier than expected from a lovely dinner out in Oxford, I thought I’d take the opportunity to catch up with myself. A few weeks ago, I went down to Kent to visit my parents for the weekend. It was a beautiful … Continue reading