Apparently the internet is saying today is Grilled Cheese Day. So I’m doing a recipe for grilled cheese, aka a cheese toastie if you’re from the UK. If the internet told me it was International Jump Off A Cliff Day you’d probs see my Instagrams of the nearing coastline.
Cheese toasties are the numero uno [...]
When it’s this cold I immediately turn to lentils, they’re comforting, easy to cook and stupidly cheap. This Christmas I made braised puy lentils and it despite being the cheapest and easiest dish, it was also one of our favourites. The mix of red wine, bones and herbs give it a rich and satisfying flavour, [...]
I like to start my day in the healthiest way possible, sometimes it’s downhill all the way from there, but at least I’ve begun properly. Recently I’ve been obsessed with making banana breakfast smoothies every morning, they’re really quick, filling and super tasty, you just chuck it in a blender. It’s just the thing to [...]
Gravadlax is one of the few Christmas-appropriate dishes that feels really treaty and momentous but isn’t disgustingly fatty or bloaty. Salmon is fairly high in fat, but it’s good fat and sliced paper thin it means you don’t really eat huge amounts of it. I made it up a few days before Christmas and it [...]
Slightly insufferable pose c/o Christmas booze, Lol-hat c/o my sister, Uniqlo shirt, Etro skirt, Chiswick car boot sale boots. 2nd pic: propping myself up with a bottle of wine, naturellement
The O’Carrolls (well the London branch) don’t really stand to tradition, my dad always cooked the festive meal growing up and we had the traditional Christmas [...]
Fish tacos… as a Brit the idea of fish tacos never really appealed until I tried one in New York, fresh but filthy at the same time, lovely chunks of fish with crunchy salad and cold sour cream. I passed out this week in an intense migraine coma and when I woke up started watching [...]
After a few action-packed weekends I concocted a plan with a friend: meat, beer, newspapers. A delicious day of doing pretty much nothing but sipping on a variety of different beers and checking on barbecued meats while sunning ourselves in the garden.
We kicked off our plan by meeting at 4.30am in Smithfield market, waking [...]
Don’t you hate it when you have a bag of chicken hearts in the fridge and you just don’t know what to do with them? After a bit of a BBQ Bonanaza (post on this to follow) one weekend I was left with a hefty sack of chicken hearts. They make a great pre-BBQ appetizer, [...]
This evening I’ll be setting off with another few thousand or so cyclists heading to the Suffolk coast on the Dunwich Dynamo. It’s a pretty daunting 120 miles, so packing enough food to keep you going for the nine or so hours of cycling is a big deal. I’ve got some 9 Bars, Gail’s granola [...]
Spinach seems to be in abundance at the moment, all those big bunches of shiny green leaves, three for a pound in the market. I’m not normally a spinach-lover, it’s on my list of foods I don’t really love eating but I’ll eat anyway -which is about as far as I’ll go in regards to [...]