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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

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

An excuse to cook big!

One of the joys of having guests is being able to cook big amounts of big food. It’s the culinary equivalent of flexing your muscles and, let’s face it, showing off just a little bit. Then there’s the flip side, where you spend ages wondering exactly what to cook, and how long it’ll take and … Continue reading

Always have a back up tortilla …

Much as I love cooking, and believe me, I do, when I plan my food shop, I know I have to buy one or two meals which do not require extensive preparation and creation, for those evenings when I just can’t be bothered. There are a couple of staples I always seem to fall back … Continue reading

Divide and conquer

Soup is one of those things that divides nations. Well, alright, maybe not nations, but certainly folk. Should soup be eaten past March in the UK? Some people say no, it’s summer after all, and we don’t want warm, comforting stodge on a nice breezy evening in the sunshine. Then, of course, when is it … Continue reading

Home on the farm

So I’ve been a bit remiss *again* on the old blogging business. I’ve taken all the photos, but I never seem to get around to writing them up and posting them. I have no idea why , other than possible laziness, let’s face it. Added to which, there have been no real culinary delights coming … Continue reading

The Ultimate Compromise

Now, to the untrained eye this doesn’t look like much of a compromise. However, anyone who has ever shared *any* sort of food experience with me while know that this contains one of my ultimate food no-nos. Add that to the fact that The Other Half, although quote-unquote trying to eat fish, really isn’t pescatarian … Continue reading