Claire’s 30th and only 10 weeks to go!

19/10/2015: Bacon and date toast - Better on Toast, Jill Donenfeld http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780062329042/better-on-toast I had already bought ingredients before realising this is actually meant to be a breakfast toast - who cares right? Everyone loves a good breakfast for dinner! I was a bit unsure about the sweet maple-date ricotta mixture but as soon as I gave … Continue reading Claire’s 30th and only 10 weeks to go!

Steph and Owen to stay again

12/10/2015: Mushroom gnocchi with arugula and walnut pesto http://pinchofyum.com/mushroom-gnocchi-with-arugula-and-walnut-pesto We decided on gnocchi tonight as we haven't had it yet and I found this recipe via Pinterest. Pinch of Yum is a great blog! Remember the pomegranate, kale, and wild rice salad with walnuts and feta from the same blog? I've made that a bunch of … Continue reading Steph and Owen to stay again

40 weeks done as Autumn closes in

If we've done 40 weeks...that means we only have 12 left! Exciting!! 05/10/2015: "Autumn salad" with figs, prosciutto, Stilton, and candied walnuts http://www.fromthekitchen.co.nz/2014/04/autumn-salad.html#.VhJqWMscFGF Mark found this recipe for tonight and I couldn't wait to eat it! I absolutely love figs and always look forward to this time of year! The combination of flavours in this salad … Continue reading 40 weeks done as Autumn closes in

Spaghetti squash and a trip home

21/09/2015: Spaghetti squash with bacon, spinach and goats cheese http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/spaghetti-squash-with-bacon-spinach-and-goat-cheese#.nip6Y39eY When Mark and I were in Whole Foods over the weekend I spotted that they had some spaghetti squashes which I have been looking for ever since trying it during a trip to Texas two years ago. I was so excited and just had to get one … Continue reading Spaghetti squash and a trip home

Can you tell I’m missing Japan?

14/09/2015: Lamb Mulligatawny soup Mark and I went out this evening to see Miss Saigon so were getting home fairly late. We picked up a pot of lamb mulligatawny soup and a half-baked baguette to have when we got in. Just what we needed! 15/09/2015: Lamb tagine with tfaya - Moroccan Sahara, Bayswater http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d1389764-Reviews-Moroccan_Sahara-London_England.html When we arrived we … Continue reading Can you tell I’m missing Japan?