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
Cat went back to work last week. Monday was the first day that she, The Boy, and I were all in different places for a whole day, and it felt pretty odd. I headed home early to give him his dinner, and to relieve my mum - who has generously taken on Monday childminding duties. … Continue reading Back to Work, Back to (the New) Reality
First off, sorry for the late post. I seem to have been plagued by ill health since The Boy came along. I guess a year of sleepless nights is bad for you. Who knew, right!? The theme of this week has been chest infection, exhaustion, light-headedness, and a stomach bug. If you think I am … Continue reading The 9 best food shows on Netflix
I don't really have many memories. My short-term memory is fine, but life events don't seem to stick enough for the same vivid recall that Cat has. I put it down, in part, to not having any brothers or sisters, or even an extended family nearby. Cat and her family have an endless trove of … Continue reading Making Memories: Asian Braised Beef Short Ribs
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.
Hi folks, sorry for the radio silence last week, sometimes life gets in the way. This has been another hectic week, with a 650 mile round trip to visit my granny in Thurso, and The Boy turning one today! As a result, I haven't had time to write a full blog post. Instead, I am … Continue reading Review: Buck and Birch – nurture nature, eat.
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