Category: food

Week 24/2022: Thank you for the public holiday, The Queen

Week of 13 June 2022 Thank you for the public holiday, The Queen It’s Friday and I’m behind on my posts. I’ve been ordered to rest, so I’m posting as much as I’ve already written for this week and leaving it at that. I had some thoughts on my...

Week 18/2022: Shapeshifting

Week of 2 May 2022 Shapeshifting on a Sunday afternoon On Sunday afternoon, Slabs and I went to a show called “What Shall I Become?”, which was “a collaboration between Miss Honey Child (Toni Burnett-Rands), Tamas Oszvald and Tapir: a spoken word performance based on traditional folk tales about...

An afternoon at the farm

I’ve written about how much I love Two Metre Tall before. When I lived in New Norfolk, we were regular visitors on Friday evenings or Sunday afternoons. Or both. Two Metre Tall is a farm-based brewery focused on naturally (spontaneously!) fermented, barrel-aged ales and ciders using ingredients grown on...

in praise of rocket and asparagus

In last week’s post, I mentioned I’d ticked two more vegetables off my In Praise of Veg list. Rocket On Saturday night, I had dinner with Kramstable and made him one of his favourite dishes, carbonara. I got this great recipe from a friend a few years ago and...

Week 44/2021: i’m not listening

Week 44/2021: Week of 1 November 2021 I’m not listening I felt better this week than I did last week and finally went to see my physio needle massage therapist (I’m not sure that this is his official job, but it works for me.) He had been in the...

Week 43/2021: one of those weeks

Week of 25 October 2021 One of those weeks After our lockdown and a lovely day off last week, I was going to say things went more or less back to normal this week, but I don’t like the word normal and I’m trying to eliminate it from my...

Week 39/2021: gnocchi revisited

Week 39: Week of 27 September 2021 21 for 2021 update Vegetable of the week (thing 2) Thing 2 is to choose a different vegetable every week from Alice Zaslavsky’s book In Praise of Veg and make a recipe from the book using that vegetable. Remember a few weeks...

Week 37/2021: the compelling frame

Week 37/2021: Week of 13 September 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Be more mindful and observant, and start to develop my capacity to explore. So, how did that go then? As I said last week, I’m struggling to remember to do it. This week...

Week 36/2021: vegerama!

Week 36/2021: Week of 6 September 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Be more mindful and observant, and start to develop my capacity to explore. So, how did that go then? I guess this a learning game, right? 21 for 2021 update Vegetable of the...

In praise of sweetcorn

Vegetable recipe of the week: chicken and sweetcorn soup This week’s vegetable from In Praise of Veg was sweetcorn, and you know what that means! Sweetcorn Soup (page 119). And taking inspiration from last time I cooked soup (or something), I also made the Fool-Proof Corn Fritters (page 116)...