When I was working, one of my colleagues was one of the hyggeliest people I knew. She had the skill of letting you into her home and making you feel secure, cosy and safe. This, despite the fact that she was married to a Grinch and struggled with feeling inadequate herself. I don’t think she knew how good she was to be with, but I … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Grab a Welsh cake and cwtch!
One of the chapters in my new book is all about the celebrations of Winter, like Diwali, Hanukkah and the Winter Solstice. I love any celebrations, and the fact that we can pack so many in within a small space of 3 or 4 months is remarkable. I think it reflects the fact that the weather can be so dreary, that we don’t spend hours … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Lancashire Parkin
I have been away from my desk for ages. It feels like months, but it’s only 10 days. We (the husband and I) needed the break and it was wonderful to get away to the seaside at Nefyn, just to walk along the seafront in Criccieth, look out over the Irish Sea at Nant Gwytheryn and just spend time together without needing to ask “Have … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Overnight Oats for the impatient.
I am sadly old enough to remember the book, big in the 80s, called Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche. Throughout my childhood I never knew what quiche was, always regarding it as ‘otherworldly’, ‘foreign’, ‘not for the likes of us’. I lived in St Helens; seriously, it was not a very outward-looking place at that time. However, I knew on a Sunday that my Mum … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Cheese Quiche
Doner kebab is my takeaway of choice. Despite the fact I know it’s packed with fat and probably has bits of the animal in that I don’t even want to think about, I love the spices and the cooking that results in a charred, rippable meat. In one of my occasional body cleansing moments I decided I had to find a way of making it … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Homemade Doner Meat