Adventures with Kelp

My family never cooked much with kelp.  But I’ve started experimenting with it, even incorporating it into dishes I already make, and here are two I’ve tried which were very successful.  Stir-fried steamed aubergine with kelp This is a dish I’ve made and written about before, but in this version I added sliced kelp which … More Adventures with Kelp

Lamb’s Liver with Ginger & Spring onion & Steam Chow-Chow on Rice

NO,  not chow chow the dog!! Chow chow the vegetable! Chow chow is possibly the cheapest non-european vegetable you can get from the chinese supermarket.  (Some months it is cheaper than courgette!!)  It is a squash and thus similar to courgette – but denser.  It is quite bland, and because of it’s density, it doesn’t … More Lamb’s Liver with Ginger & Spring onion & Steam Chow-Chow on Rice

Mid-week Stir Fry

It feels like aaaaaages since I last worked a full five-day week, what with Easter and bank holidays, and my habit of taking days off on weeks I have college on the weekends.  I’ve learn from experience that I can’t eat more than 3 days of the same food in a row for lunch.  So … More Mid-week Stir Fry

Dinner for one?

What happens when you throw 1 sliced onion, a few slices of leftover sandwich-meat (of any sort), 4 leafs of black kale (or any leafy green veg), 4 stalks of parsley (or any other herb, if available) half a teaspoon of capers (or any chopped pickles),  2-3 sliced mushrooms, 1 serving of straight-to-wok udon noodles, … More Dinner for one?

Dinner tonight was a falafel & halloumi hot wrap from pret’s before I rush off to an evening meeting.  Yes – that’s not homecooked.  It cost £4.25 and it was filling and delicious. but it was £4.25!  I’m meeting a friend for dinner tomorrow at a Vietnamese restaurant so that will be about £15 at … More