Paltrow’s Puttanesca

January is no time to be living on lettuce and water. March, maybe. January, just cruel. As if the sudden end of all things twinkly, boozy, foody, Pogues-y, party-y and Christmas 24-y isn’t bad enough. Hearty food as ascribed by Gwyneth Paltrow – whether you like her or not – is the solution. Take this … 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

Speedy shrimp, spinach and tomato pasta

As in speedy to make, not speedy actual shrimps. They were prawns anyway. But shrimps give them a cooler vibe, because as prawns go these aren’t exactly up there. They’re just small frozen ones from the back of the freezer. But still, I am doing what I set out to do. Making stuff with stuff … Continue reading