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
If you've just come for the food, jump down to Adventures in Fermentation for the pickling. If not, here's a window on my pre-midlife-crisis. I always assumed that I would breeze into my thirties without a care. That I wouldn't allow the inevitable passing of years to perturb me. When I was five, I assumed … Continue reading This Week I’m Mostly: Getting Older and Eatin’ Pickles
It's our wedding anniversary today, so in the interests of maintaining our solid run of four years, I'm going to keep this post brief. To celebrate our anniversary I cooked Asian style braised beef short ribs tonight. I've been meaning to cook this cut for ages, and finally got round to it today. I'll share … Continue reading This week I’m mostly… making THE best mashed potato.
Last week marked a significant watershed. For the first time since he was born almost a year ago, Cat and I broke free from the tyranny of our tiny human captor. For a whole evening. Together. Not content with this miraculous coup d'bébé, we doubled down - venturing out sans Boy again - this time … Continue reading This week I’m mostly… Reclaiming some freedom: first date night post baby