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!
I have an aversion to spending money needlessly. Not an unhealthy aversion.. just a good amount of awareness on where my money goes. I will spend £100 on my girlfriend’s birthday present – no probs. £25 at a the pub for some food and drink while out with friend having a good time – sure, … More Keeping a hold on my £££
Content Note: Contains talk of self harm and suicide To the family member who asked for the essay – whom I have emailed this response to but will probably not read it because she never really reads anything I send her. Do you know what a safe space is? A safe space is somewhere where … More Safe Spaces
Is it Brussel Sprouts or Brussels Sprouts? After a long slow week at work… I thought I’d cook myself something healthy but nice tonight. I’ve done loads of reading and studying the whole week, during my commute and before bed, so good food is essential. I need to stay healthy and to keep my concentration … More Brussel Sprouts & Bacon
Leftover chopped tomato, aubergine, kale, salmon, bacon, rehydrated shiitake & wood ear. Rice. Up until the point I had all of these laid out in front of me and rice in the rice cooker.. I had no idea what I was making. I’ve spent most of the day studying, and made a cake halfway through … More Improv?