A big birthday, an anniversary and tin load of past and present food memories.
Tag: Family food
Hedgehog hysteria – the ups and downs of a lockdown birthday
A lockdown birthday to remember and a hedgehog cake to haunt you forever.
Leaving a Culinary Legacy – The Mighty Tuna and Broccoli Pasta Bake
This week’s separated family, lockdown, shared zoom dinner (it’s a thing) featured a long running family favourite and the dish I am probably most likely to be remembered for! Here’s the recipe and the story behind it.
The art of self-isolation
As an interrupted family we know a thing or two about working from home, being far from loved ones, feeling isolated, spending too much time with your kids and cooking resourcefully so I thought I’d share my top tips born from a lifetime of experience! Hope they are helpful but if you take one thing from my post, just know you will find your own way through it and you are not alone.
The Pancake Challenge
The interrupted family annual Shrove Tuesday pancake challenge is underway. Here’s what’s involved and how it started. Feel free to join us!
Aubergines and the pleasure of not pleasing anyone
Eating more veggies for purely selfish reasons this January!
In Praise of Spag Bol
Sometimes the simplest family meals hold the most memories. This post explores my family history with the mighty Spag Bol, praises the importance of teaching your children to help in the kitchen and includes a leftovers 'recipe' for cheats lasagne.
Sunday Roasts and the Pressure of Perfection
The pressure to be perfect when you spend time together as an interrupted family can often be overwhelming. This post looks at my long history with that feeling, and links it to my complicated love affair with my dream meal. The Sunday Roast.
Cooking in a Global Kitchen
Eating my way through the world, one country at a time. How living and working abroad has shaped my world view and the food I cook and eat (specifically my enduring love of fajitas!)
Something for the Weekend – in praise of breakfast in bed
Are you a breakfast in bed person? What are your family morning rituals and how can you keep them going to start the day together even if you are living apart? Try my granola recipe for an easy weekend breakfast treat.