So the time has come for me to say goodbye to my little Vancouver kitchen, as we head off for our long journey home, via Nashville, Mexico (yay!!), Montreal and New York. It’s been good to me, this little basement … Continue reading
Posted in Canada, Canadian food, Food Styling, Homegrown ingredients, ingredients, Photography, Recipes, Vancouver
Tagged chocolate popcorn, fresh produce, popcorn recipes, seasonal produce, small kitchen, Vancouver
I have always been fascinated by octopus. I remember eating it on family holidays to Spain as a child, usually pickled or coated in oil and at the end of a cocktail stick, pleasingly chewy. I delighted in the texture … Continue reading
Posted in ingredients, Italian food, markets, Pasta, Recipes, Uncategorized
Tagged braised recipes, greek cooking, Italian cooking, octopus, octopus pasta, octopus recipes, orzo recipes, pasta recipes, seafood pasta, slow braised recipes
Nowhere does blueberries quite like BC, and at the moment it is the season, so I am loving all the local bakeries with their blueberry pies – bursting at their golden, cross-hatched pastry seams with molten purple sweetness. Because they … Continue reading
Posted in American food, Food Styling, ingredients, markets, Photography, Recipes, Vancouver
Tagged almond sponge, baked goods, baking recipes, BC recipes, blueberry dessert, Blueberry pie, blueberry pie recipes, blueberry recipe, blueberry recipes, cake recipe, clafoutis, healthy baking, simple baking recipe, sponge cake
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From Victoria, we headed up the island’s only highway for just over four hours (with a quick wild swim in Lake Sproat) until we reached Tofino – a small surfer wilderness town with incredible beaches and, as we’d discover, an … Continue reading
A week ago today I was dancing to Daft Punk (and then later, and much more sexily, to Right Said Fred) in the Tiki bar at the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver, a pint of Aperol Spritz in my hand, my … Continue reading
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Tagged British Columbia, food and travel, Japadogs, Japanese food, Sushi, Tacos, Travel, Vancouver, Vancouver food, Vancouver restaurants
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When I was about 12, my camcorder was one of my most treasured possessions. I would spend hours with long-suffering friends encouraging them film me as I mimed along to 90s abominations like like Meredith Brooks’ ‘Bitch’, wearing outfits (watch … Continue reading
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I’ve been lucky enough to visit India three times. The first was as an 12-year-old with a bad fringe and even worse bum bag: awkwardly chubby, pale and privileged and utterly gobsmacked by the smells, colours, craziness and social disparity … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I came upon a glut of glass jars (thanks to a frantic clean out of my mother’s fridge, which seemed to be stocked for the end of the world with preserves that went off in 2003), … Continue reading
T’other night I had an impromptu gathering, and needed to pull something yummy and filling out of the bag, on a pre-Christmas budget. Inspired by a dish cooked for me once by my good friend and fellow Brixtonite Liz Marvin, I … Continue reading
Posted in Brixton, ingredients, Recipes, Spanish food
Tagged Brixton food, Brixton food shops, Brixton market, Brixton shops, fabda recipe, morcilla, morcilla recipe, sausage casserole recipe, Spanish food, Spanish recipe
I love broccoli. It’s one of the foods I really crave when I’ve been overindulging, which, as you know, happens fairly regularly. I came up with this recipe after a couple of days of eating, when I got back to … Continue reading