Delicious stir fries can be made from the simplest ingredients. Today’s baby corn & green beans, flavoured with garlic, preserved turnip, and soy sauce cost about £1.20 for two servings. Delicious on it’s own with rice, or with perhaps a fried egg, or in the specific case of what was already the lunch box for … More Baby corn, green beans & preserved turnip
Instead of making a stir fry today, I decided to try some fusion with my grill pan. I grilled some minute steaks, bittergourd, and made an awesome sauce to wrap it all together. I grilled the steaks with just salt and pepper.. nothing special there. The bittergourd – after slicing, I bunked it all in … More Minute Steak, Grilled Bittergourd & Rice with a Buttered Chilli Lime sauce
My essay is done!!! Which means I have time to cook. I made a kale, celery & tofu stir fry for lunch & dinner (today) and lunch (tomorrow), and i’ve got a large pot of ragu simmering on the stove so I can make a lasagne tomorrow in preparation for my very busy week beginning … More Kale, Celery & Tofu
Another of my favourite chinese preserves is the preserved turnip or 菜脯. There are two types.. a very salty type and a sweet-salty type. I prefer the sweet-salty type… and when I searched for it in the UK, and tried all the types, I was surprise to discover that the brand I like is actually … More “Preserved Turnip”
Hi there! There are so many Chinese preserves I can barely list them all. Each region has their own, with different processing techniques, from different vegetables, with different spices etc. Growing up where I did, I knew the ones my mother used and the ones I saw in the market. When I came to London, … More Stir Fry with Tianjin Preserve
even for a stir fry…. …the slow cooker comes to the rescue!! I haven’t posted since Christmas – partly because i’ve been too busy, partly because I haven’t been in the mood when the food looked good, partly because when I have been in the mood, the food didn’t look good. Well.. it’s the ‘no … More When life gets too busy…
Christmas has been bbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzyyyyyyyyy!! I’ve been away a lot so I haven’t been cooking. I was in charge of the Christmas baking for our family do though… so there was lots of that. I mostly used existing recipes from bbcgoodfood or allrecipes. But one recipe failed spectacularly due a substitution I made.. which I then, … More Cheese Straws!
I haven’t had time for groceries shopping this week. I know, shocking, right?!? But it’s Sunday and I need to make some lunchboxes… so how about a rummage? In the fridge, I found A bunch of spring onions 1 yellow pepper, 1 red pepper 2 carrots And that was it.. Hrmph… Time to use things … More Empty Fridge
I cannot speak to my mother right now as she has, in the past week, caused me to re-enter dark places I thought I had overcome, twice. I do not want to risk a third time within a week when I have a life to live which I have to remain mentally well for. When … More A Poem
I have a new pan!! A grill pan to be exact. Not that I needed one, but I’m a crazy overflowing kitchen utensil person and this is just the latest on my want list. It’s an andrew james cast aluminium non-stick. I’d have prefer a cast iron, but those are a lot more expensive and … More A new grill pan!