Taking my French Fancy

I just spent an absolutely lovely weekend in Nice with Jimmy as a way to grab some sunshine and celebrate my birthday. I was adamant that I didn’t want to turn 30 sitting at my desk in London and I am so glad that we decided to go to the Côte d’Azur. I’m lucky enough […]

Bulgarian Broccoli

At the end of January Jimmy and I spent a lovely weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria. We had wanted to visit friends in Ireland over New Years but the costs were incredibly inflated so we decided we would go away a month later instead. In choosing where to go we looked for a flight + hotel deal, […]

Meat-free-Monday Mushroom Stroganoff

I’m living life as an omnivore but I do love vegetables and often it is much cheaper, and healthier, to cook without meat. I have happily cooked this for myself as a meal for one after work but also glad to say that Jimmy (who would like meat at all meals of the day) enjoys it […]

Seafood Chowder

Having friends for Sunday lunch and not wanting to cook a roast I spent a fair bit of time trying to think of what to make. The fact that my guests had cooked for me (which was delicious) and one comes from San Sebastian (famous for it’s amazing food) there was a slight amount of […]

Tuscan Meatballs

Inspiration for recipes can come from all sorts of places and transport you to faraway locations. Or sometimes they come out of a need to be practical (and use what’s in the freezer). I’d bought some mince when it was reduced and when deciding what to do with it I was reminded me of a […]

Australian Lamington Cake

A couple of weeks ago at work we had a “Tastes Around The World” event where everyone in my department had to bring in a dish from their respective region of the world and then we had a big feast (during a meeting!). This meant I was lucky enough to eat Spanish, Italian, French, Peruvian […]