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.
Well I’d say Happy New Year, but we’re already a quarter of the way in, so I’ll just say Hi! It’s been a very slow start getting back to The Urban Nest, and I’ve missed you, really, I have. Things slowed to a halt at the end of last year when my sister, George, and … Continue reading A Slow Start to the New Year, and Pickled Cabbage Salad.
Happy Birthday to Miss S and Miss E. Sixteen already! I blinked and my babies turned sixteen this week. How is it even possible? It’s a paradox, raising kids. Time moves at a glacial pace during the everyday mundanity, but it’s a blink of an eye when you stop to take a breath. To mark the momentous … Continue reading Sweet 16 x 2 and a Gluten Free Cherry and Almond Birthday Cake.
Things have been rather pedestrian at dinner time in the last few weeks. I’ve been on a bit of a downer all round. I seem to have lost the ability to think about cooking. Anything new I’ve tried has turned out rather bland. The fog in my head has extended to the kitchen. A sorry state … Continue reading Bombay Potatoes and Surfacing from the Culinary Fog.