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
Japan is responsible for many things, giant men stamping around in nappies for one. It has also brought to the world’s attention many a great and industrious food. When rice cultivation in Japan began (a couple of thousand years ago), wrapping fish in vinegary rice protected to meat inside. By burrying the package and digging it up later, the rice could be ditched over the … Continue reading Kitty Sushi, a guide.
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