Breakfast & brunch

Smoked salmon eggs Benedict for an anniversary breakfast

April 28, 2008

Fact:  marriage is hard work.  And I have a suspicion that everyone reading this who is married will agree with me on this…!  Of course it’s also fun, rewarding and comfortable, but anybody entering into it with the idea that it is going to be moonlight and roses is in for a painful reality check.  […]

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Oat and cherry muffins

April 27, 2008

The older I get, the more I envy people who can look dispassionately at all the things they have accumulated… and one day decide to ditch them all – or at least, a large proportion of them.  A good friend of mine who I knew at university and who had always said that whan he […]

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Three pepper and mushroom fritata

February 17, 2008

Much as I love being on holiday, one of the downsides is that you get back home and there is nothing of any use in the fridge.  I got the habit from my mom to plan meals in the run-up to a family holiday in such a way that by the day we left there […]

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Mushroom, Mozzarella and chive omelettes

November 18, 2007

Another lazy weekend, another lazy lunch.  My mom never insisted that my brother and I help her cook.  Of course, we always had to help with laying the table and doing the dishes, but she was happy to do the actual cooking herself.  (I used to think she was just spoiling us, but the older […]

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Ham, cheese and paprika muffins

November 7, 2007

I'm sure I've said it before, but it probably bears saying again.  One of the best things about blogging (to me, anyway) is the wonderful people I've met.  People still look at me a bit strangely when I say "I met Johanna through the Internet", but I'm getting used to it :)  My friends were […]

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Featherbed eggs for EoMEoTE#3

January 30, 2005

Isn't it funny how tastes differ (or how men and women differ, depending on what lesson you choose to learn from the following anecdote!).  When I say I am making pasta and tomato sauce for dinner, I will choose a nice wholegrain pasta and boil it with a little oil and quite a bit of […]

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