Happy Halloween (and a Pumpkin Soup!)

Happy Halloween, everyone. Two new pumpkins joined the above fireplace scene on Sunday afternoon. A carving kit was purchased too, but, alas, one of the pumpkins was manky and after delving into its slimy depths, I didn’t feel like doing anything spooky with it. It was Sunday night, I’d had a Halloween biscuit disaster (more … Continue reading

What Shall We Have for Brunch?

How about spicy tomatoes, eggs and crusty bread made from all the ingredients you have in your cupboard right now? All you need is a tin or two of chopped toms (as posh or as cheap as you have), an onion (ideally red, but if not, yellow!) a clove or two of garlic, a red … Continue reading

Friday Photos and a Sexy Salad Dressing

I’m always snapping away at foodie stuff on my phone – with mixed results, but I’m bit better now I have the iPhone 5. Check.me. So I thought, rather than leave the pics clogging up my phone alongside the 2335 photos I already have in my one photo album, that I’d put them on here, … Continue reading

Fun-Size Scones and an Afternoon Tea Party

Afternoon tea is quite the thing these days. From The Ritz to your local caff, everyone’s getting in on it. Including my work friend Azza who decided to throw an afternoon tea-themed flat-warming party last weekend. Being aware of my new-found fondness for baking, and having tried one of my cookies last week, Az asked … Continue reading

Tomato Pasta Sauce Perfection…

If you ever happen to find yourself in a town called Ouranoupolis in Halkidiki, a peninsula in northern Greece (“there all the time, sure”), whatever you do: go to Kritikos restaurant. Even in low season, it’s packed to the rafters and buzzing – Ouranoupolis is pretty much in the middle of nowhere so obviously Greek … Continue reading

White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies

I’ve never made biscuits in my life. Now the Greece “diet” is a thing of the past, the nights are drawing in, and I haven’t been very well (mingin’ cold)  etc etc blah blah, it seemed like the right time. I decided to consult my food guinea pig, Julian. He doesn’t have much of a … Continue reading

Sunday Brunch: Salmon and Yogurt Bagels

I love bagels. But bagels don’t love me.  After consuming them I am left feeling rather beached whale. (I basically have a gluten-intolerance I don’t want to admit to; it’s bad enough telling people you’re a veggie). But, anyway – yes! – I found a l lovely Joy The Baker ‘Bagel and Lox’ recipe that offered … Continue reading