I encountered my new favourite way to eat hot cross buns last weekend - soaked in egg and fried until crispy. Recipe on the blog this week!
I have spent another week laid low by illness. It's now clear that The Boy's arrival signalled the demise of my relatively ox-like constitution - leaving me with a hole in my immune system that the ozone layer would be proud of.
Ok, so it's been a while again. Everything has been pretty hectic here. The Boy is up and about with a vengeance, becoming a proper toddler - tantrums and all; my new job has been keeping me busy, especially since we lost half our team over Christmas (to promotion, not plague); in the absence of … Continue reading This Week I’m Mostly… Struggling to Write. Any ideas?
'I'm never drinking again!' Or so goes the clichéd refrain the morning after the night before. Most of us have felt the unfortunate repurcussions of unbridled jollity. The spinning headful of spanners and anxiety; the nausea - creeping at first, but soon tearing at the gullet - eventually displaying the Chicken McNuggets you scranned on … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution? I’m Giving Up Hangovers
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