Recipes – gluten-free

Glazed radishes on garlicky radish greens

Thumbnail image for Glazed radishes on garlicky radish greens July 3, 2013

A few years ago, I used to run a blogging event together with by blogging BFFs Andrew and Johanna.  Some of you may remember it: Waiter, There’s Something in My…  Every month we came up with a theme and asked people to make dish that fit in with the theme.  Some were easy:  soup with […]

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Potato salad with chive flowers and my Pinterest love affair

Thumbnail image for Potato salad with chive flowers and my Pinterest love affair June 4, 2013

Jimmy Soul sang: If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life Never make a pretty woman your wife So from my personal point of view Get an ugly girl to marry you If I am after a great meal, I will almost automatically shy away from a restaurant with a pretty view, […]

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Strawberry carpaccio with smoked balsamic reduction and toasted pistachios

Thumbnail image for Strawberry carpaccio with smoked balsamic reduction and toasted pistachios May 22, 2013

When my brother and I were teenagers, we went through a phase (doesn’t everyone?) of wanting to start a band. I could play the piano; he could play the saxophone (well it was the 1980s – saxophones were de reigeur for all self-respecting bands); we could both write lyrics; and his friend Clinton Smith was willing to […]

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Skrei cod with a miso glaze – and how to buy sustainable cod

Thumbnail image for Skrei cod with a miso glaze – and how to buy sustainable cod May 15, 2013

“So you’re a food blogger then?  Ok, so what’s your signature dish?”  It’s a question I dread, and one that I do not have an answer to.  It is part of the (totally erroneous) assumption that food bloggers cook only lark’s tongues lightly sautéed in truffle butter and garnished with pure gold leaf. People read […]

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Roasted cauliflower soup with garam masala for in between days

Thumbnail image for Roasted cauliflower soup with garam masala for in between days April 24, 2013

In between days. It’s a phrase that seems designed to enable people to overlay any meaning they wish onto it; a phrase that changes meaning for me depending on what is going on in my life.  I first heard it as the title of a wonderful song by The Cure and like a pebble in […]

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Cajun blackened cod with creamy avocado dressing – and a NoMU giveaway [closed]

Thumbnail image for Cajun blackened cod with creamy avocado dressing – and a NoMU giveaway [closed] April 17, 2013

Don’t you hate it when you finally find the store that sells jeans that actually fit your shape – and it goes out of business.  Or you finally find the perfect  shade of concealer that does not make you look like an outpatient at the jaundice clinic – and the company discontinues that particular shade. […]

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Sautéed Brussels sprouts with Nduja and preserved lemon

Thumbnail image for Sautéed Brussels sprouts with Nduja and preserved lemon March 19, 2013

My brother and I have always been suckers for lists.  Lists of the top ten songs of the year; or the top ten fastest cars in the world; or the top ten tallest mountains – if it came in a numbered list we were all over it like a rash. In fact, I think my […]

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