We did it! We got to the end of the year and completed our challenge to eat a different main meal every day for 2015! I'm going to keep the blog going but with a more general focus on food so here's the final report! 28/12/2015: Turkey, ham and mushroom pie We drove up to … Continue reading Happy New Year! We did it!
23/12/2015: Beef lasagne We checked out of our hotel in Winchester this morning and were on our way to Peasemore for Christmas with Mark's mum. We were after a fairly quick, no-fuss dinner today and so we got a ready-made "Taste the Difference" lasagne from Sainsbury's which was really tasty and good for an easy … Continue reading Christmas dinners
We were in Winchester for a few days this week with my family to celebrate the wedding of one of my best friends from sixth-form college who has become such a close family friend that he's really a part of the family! It was a beautiful and emotional day starting with the ceremony in the Guildhall … Continue reading Winchester and my best friend’s wedding
14/12/2015 - Jamie's Italian, Kingston https://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/restaurants/kingston/ Lizi: Pumpkin ravioli By coincidence, I was at Jamie's in Angel last week for our Christmas party where the company hired our the whole restaurant. The food was great and just kept coming with lots of little taster plates so you could try a lot of different things. One … Continue reading 2 weeks to go!
07/12/2015: Thai green curry - Golden House, Wimbledon http://www.goldenhouse-uk.com/ Mark really loves a good Thai green curry and it's definitely one that he's been saving and looking forward to all year! I'm not as huge a fan because I sometimes find it the wrong kind of spicy for me, but I enjoyed this one from … Continue reading Getting Christmassy!
30/11/2015: Roast Jerusalem artichoke, hazelnut and goats cheese salad - River Cottage https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/roast-jerusalem-artichoke-hazelnut-and-goats-cheese-salad This is a great, healthy dish that uses great seasonal ingredients: Jerusalem artichokes, hazelnuts, winter salad leaves, and tastes delicious! I was pretty excited about using some hard goat's cheese as it's something I haven't really used much. Having said that, I think … Continue reading 4 weeks to go…
23/11/2015: Coulommiers open sandwiches with cranberry sauce and chopped pistachios Can you believe we're still working our way through the mountain of cheese that we brought back with us from France? I recently discovered the combination of brie with cranberries and pistachios and I love it! Where has this been all my life? I prepared some … Continue reading Just one month to go!
16/11/2015: Kothu Roti - Palm Beach, Wembley http://www.palmbeachuk.com/ My friend Ashanti, who's family are Sri Lankan, has been on about taking me to this Sri Lankan restaurant for ages and we finally got our acts together and made the trek out to Wembley. It was absolutely worth it and was the first time for me … Continue reading Sri Lankan, Jamaican, and good old East London grub!
09/11/2015: Vegetable stir-fry - Deliciously Ella http://deliciouslyella.com/the-perfect-stir-fry/ A friend of ours was visiting tonight and she's vegetarian so Mark found this simple stir-fry recipe. I loved the addition of tahini to give a thicker, nuttier sauce that brought a really comforting feel to this dish. 10/11/2015: Winter udon soup - own recipe I love to … Continue reading 45 weeks done!
Everyone knows that the holiday is only over when all the food you brought back is gone right? 31/10/2015: Steak Bearnaise We drove back from France today and got home just in time to catch the kick-off of the Rugby World Cup final with Australia against the ultimately victorious New Zealand. There wasn't time for it … Continue reading Halloween and bonfire night