24/10/2015: Cassoulet This week we were on vacation with some friends from University and staying in Brittany, France, in the tiny little port village of Doëlan. After a looong drive from London today we sat down to a lovely warm bowl of cassoulet to get us right into the French spirit! 25/10/2015: Spinach and sweet potato … Continue reading A week in Brittany, France
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!
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
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
28/09/2015: Paneer and lamb tikka dansak - Monkey's, Wimbledon http://monkeystakeaway.co.uk/ I've been coming down with something over the weekend and tonight I really was starting to not really be able to taste things properly (which for a foodie is just torture!) so we decided to go for something with a strong flavour and plenty of spice. … Continue reading Feeling unwell 😦
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
07/09/2015: Crumpets with chilli jam and Wensleydale cheese - own recipe This is an old favourite of mine that I used to make at university! It's so simple, just toast a couple of crumpets, spread some chilli jam over them, and top with some slices of Wensleydale cheese. I don't melt the cheese as I just … Continue reading Smokey tipples and exotic bellinis!
29/08/2015: Roast cod supreme with potato and parsley rosti - Bill's Wimbledon https://bills-website.co.uk/ (Lizi) Jet…laaaaag…but I can't complain too much as it's much worse in the morning AND I managed to get more sleep than usual on the flight as BA kindly upgraded me! Mark suggested we eat out at Bill's tonight and we both decided … Continue reading 35 weeks completed!
22/08/2015: Trader Joe's mega crunchy salad with a bite - Trader Joe's, Washington DC http://www.traderjoes.com/ I braved the heat in my immediate-post-flight-slightly-headachy state to talk the short walk to Trader Joe's to stock up on a few things and to grab myself a salad since I was so impressed with the food I had in Santa … Continue reading Back in DC!
22/08/2015: Vegetable omelette with beetroot and steamed kale - own recipe For how easy they are, I don't cook enough omelettes at home, so I decided to make amends. I was also craving a big healthy dinner so raided the fresh vegetable section at the supermarket. I cooked a four egg omelette to start, and then … Continue reading Mark’s week while Lizi was in DC