Take it on a picnic, take it camping, take it to work, to uni, to school, take it to your dad’s house to avoid more of his special tuna curry. I could go on but I think you get it; you can take it places, it could take you places, places you never dreamed of, maybe even Neverland! It can’t take you to Neverland. But … Continue reading Ramen in a Jar
Imagine if Scotland never found oats. Yes it’s not that dramatic a scenario but there’d be a damn lot less porridge, and I’m with Goldilocks, porridge is a bloody wonder. But there’s only so much porridge and toasted oat muesli one can demolish I’ve tried a different oat approach on the breakfast front with these banana oat pancakes. Unlike a large American style pancake, a … Continue reading Scottish Banana Oat Pancakes
There’s only one thing Mr. Badger loves more than a good stroll in the woods while he puffs on a pipe and that thing is muesli. He especially likes to toast his own. This one is with preserved ginger, figs and coconut. For a fully loaded badger bowl, fill it up with yoghurt and chopped fruit. Mrs. Badger likes it for a late night snack … Continue reading Mr. Badgers Toasted Muesli
Born from a broken wrist and a love for homemade bread and jam in the morning. While staying at the Petit farm in France, the best mornings were the ones that smelt like fresh bread when I came down the stairs. Our help exchange host Ciane showed me how easy her recipe for it is, yahoo! The no-knead technique was a recent development after she … Continue reading No-Knead Spelt Bread
Hot days clearing blackberry bushes and digging out a vegie patch create a mean appetite. It feels like a great accomplishment to finish a day of work, step back to see your progress and feel your stomach grumble. Followed by the sound of Marcel banging pots in the kitchen and a smell of sizzling sage, it’s easy to get addicted to a life in the … Continue reading Spaghetti with Sage plus Baby Jesus in Velvet Underwear
I’ve never been very excited by the concept of Nicoise salad; cold eggs and tuna don’t rate very high on my list of happy mealtime combinations. But when it’s prepared carefully – with free range eggs, veggies from the garden and farmers market, sustainably farmed tuna and by my favourite Brazilian-Swiss-French host mum, then it gets a big old thumbs up. And here’s how she … Continue reading Salade Nicoise: a French Summer Lunch
I’ve read some thesis-like explanations on the science of boiling an egg. It’s all rubbish, if a chicken can lay an egg without a university degree than surely we can drop that egg into some hot water without consulting a professor. Saying that, the boiled egg is a very personal matter and if I can’t dip a toast soldier into a runny yolk than its … Continue reading How do I Boil an Egg?