Sometimes it's hard to know what to write about here. I missed a post last week - largely due to life getting in the way - but, in part, because I had a bit of writer's block. I nearly added a new entry to my culinary A-Z (C for celeriac), but didn't quite find the … Continue reading This Week, I’m Mostly: Thankful.
I have always liked the idea of being a butcher. My large collection of super-sharp knives would seem less fetishistic, for a start. There always seems to be something strong and dependable about butchers - though I suppose if you haul carcasses around for a living, you're also likely to develop a certain macabre grit. … Continue reading This Week I Mostly: Played Butcher for a Day
I recently gave up drinking for a while, to see how it affects me. Since The Boy came along, I've struggled to keep fit. I used to play sports three-four days a week, and I'd walk to and from work every day. I even managed to train for, and run, a marathon in 2015. In … Continue reading This week I’m mostly: Giving Up Drinking
So-called 'superfood' fads tend to pass me by. I'm not all that into quinoa (kwin-oh-a? Keen-oh-a? Cue-noi-way?), chia seeds I can take or leave, blueberries - well, they're actually pretty good, but I'm fairly sure that they can't cure cancer or mend a broken heart, and what even is a goji berry? As I see … Continue reading This Week I’m Mostly: Jumping on the Kombucha Train
What odd flavour combinations do you, or someone you know, enjoy? The kind of thing that has others scratching their heads (or reaching for a bucket)? A nostalgic trip to a Turkish kebab shop in Dundee this week has got me thinking. I've always been into food. My best mate Chris reminisced in his best … Continue reading This week I’m mostly: Confessing Some Weird Food Habits
I am greeted by the smell of wood polish and mildewed bibles, so familiar to me from many years enduring the indignity of Boys Brigade. I always like to be early, but it has taken all my courage to make it here today, and after a sob in the car park, I have arrived two minutes … Continue reading This Week I’m Mostly: Giving up Love Island and Fixing you Some Super-Simple Economy Noodles
I'm getting bored of saying I was ill, so I'm going to start inventing excuses for late posts. This week saw the launch of my new cafe which pairs a late-90s/early-00s United Nations theme with a strong focus on caffeinated beverages and Indian breads. It's called: Coffee and Naan. That has kept me very busy, prompting me … Continue reading This week I’m mostly: Dropping some mad BBQ knowledge