Bit On The Side

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 […]

Love in the time of Tinder

I wasn’t sure how to write this post without sounding too defensive. But then I was going to call it “In Defence of Tinder” so I mean, let’s be honest, it might come across as defensive. And that’s ok, what I’m aiming to do is write a positive post about Tinder. Right now I am a […]

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 […]

The best meet-cute story you will read today.

Meet-cute; “Scenario in which two individuals are brought together in some unlikely, zany, destined-to-fall-in-love-and-be-together-forever sort of way (the more unusual, the better).” (Thanks Urban Dictionary) A few years ago a few friends and I were attending another friend’s 30th birthday party at a pub in Tooting, Southwest London. As this area is known for its […]

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 […]

First Post. Take Two.

Hi guys and welcome to my first post! Except that this isn’t my first post. I’ll try to explain. One of my new years resolutions was to start and publish my first blog post before the end of January 2017. In order to make this happen I had a lot of set-up work to complete. […]