It was 1979, Birmingham, UK. A young band called Madness, on their first tour – the One Step Beyond tour. My first ever gig. Exhilaration, raw energy, a night I’ll always remember. Fast forward 38 years. 2017, Melbourne, Australia. A band of a certain age, still going strong. Madness on their latest Can’t Touch us Now tour. Exhilaration, raw … Continue reading Roast Veggie Lasagne: Could this be the Secret to Eternal Life?
This warming dinner is something I cook if we are all a bit weary at the end of a busy day. Not too much to think about or plan. No endless watching or stirring of pans. A cheerful meal when we are out of sorts. Healthy, delicious, gluten free and vegetarian. Anna Jones, you are … Continue reading Lentils and Beets with Salsa Verde: A recipe by Anna Jones
It’s been a bit over a year now since we started on our family gluten free, vegaquarian, 5:2 fasting diet food odyssey. I first wrote about it here if you’d like to find out the whys and wherefores. So far so good. Actually, really good. Miss E’s gluten free diet is continuing to keep her … Continue reading Is your Finger on the Pulse? Lentils, and how they’ve inspired dinner time.
There’s a tiny hidden gem of a restaurant just a short stroll from our house, that Mr.B and I love for romantic dinners. It also happens to have a killer cocktail menu, and a few months ago I first tried an Amaretto Sour. It was LOVE at first sip; absolutely mouthwatering with all the sweet, … Continue reading Amaretto Sour Sweet: The Dessert of my Dreams.
I absolutely love salmon. It’s so versatile, healthy and delicious and we eat a tonne of it at our house. Because we’re doing this Pescatarian diet thing, it’s a protein that’s on the menu at least once a week. We have quite a few high rotation salmon dishes, and I have to admit, I’m getting … Continue reading Vietnamese Style Bao with Sticky Grilled Salmon and Sweet Chilli Mayo
Who doesn’t love a classic lemon tart? Who doesn’t love a classic gin and tonic? They both score a big yes from me. The tangy bitterness of a refreshing G&T has me dreaming of balmy summer evenings, and so, inspired by the sudden arrival of summer weather last week, I experimented with a gin and lemon tart. … Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds: Gin and Lemon Tart