Apologies, both for the dreadful pun and my continuing absence from this blog. No real excuses, just life and general busyness. This revelation of a salad, however, is a pretty good reason for hauling my lazy arse back into the blogosphere. I realise that kale as a Caesar salad ingredient is not a new phenomenon, … Continue reading Kale Caesar!
I think it’s safe to declare Spring is finally here. Oh YAY! Winter has dragged on, and I’m fed up with the cold weather. I’m so ready for warmer days and lighter, fresher eating. A while ago we had a surprisingly delicious Italian style cabbage salad as a side dish at this cute little Italian … Continue reading Spring at Last: Fresh and Crunchy Cabbage Salad.
Oh the irony! I’ve been trying to get this recipe for a truly delicious and nutritious winter salad up on the blog since I made it ages ago, and finally manage it on the first day of Spring. I’m sorry. Busyness is my excuse. That’s not much of an excuse really is it? Anyway, I … Continue reading I Give You My Winter Salad On the First Day of Spring!
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
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.
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.