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.
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
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.