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A Food Geek in London

random ramblings about food and other stuff

Learning: or, an excuse to do stuff you always wanted to do

Chopping up a pig, and making bread.  Two not entirely unrelated things.  The pig – that is pretty obvious, we will need to have some decent knowledge, and I have always wanted an excuse to take the course.  If you... Continue Reading →

Lots of ‘little’ things

Soooo…..house nearly sold, and house nearly bought. And only a million little things to do. It seems every time we add something to the list and partially check it off we discover 3 more things we need to do. Don’t... Continue Reading →

Your initials here, and here, and here…

So I think that means we’ve committed. In France when you make an offer and it is accepted you then sign a Compromis de Vente, which is a binding contract, accompanied by a 5-10% deposit that you lose if you... Continue Reading →

Why?

A very good question, thank you for asking. In order to answer that I have asked myself these questions: What really makes me happy? What do I enjoy spending time doing? What small positive contribution can I make to this... Continue Reading →

…and now for pigs

Food, poo, sex and a lot of mud.  That pretty much sums up the last two days. Part of the ‘France Plan’ is to have a smallholding – with pigs at the centre (Dom has always had a thing for... Continue Reading →

Midweek Mushroom Soup

Did you know a single large portobello mushroom can have more potassium than a banana? A good excuse for a rich earthy mushroom soup. This is a simple soup to pull together, and it is always fun to whizz stuff... Continue Reading →

A fresh little salad

A lovely little recipe from Katherine,  and a nice welcome to spring! Katherine lives in California, so Spring might be a little bit closer than here in London. I am certainly ready for some nice refreshing salads.....and will be trying this... Continue Reading →

For sale! ….and budget considerations (yawn).

The house is now 'decluttered' (sort of....) and on the market.  10 viewings so far and it is all a bit manic, no 'smelly' cooking, everything put away, floors constantly hoovered and mopped and making sure the dog is sorted ... Continue Reading →

Berry Nut Slump

'What is a slump?' I hear you ask....well, it isn't a cobbler and it isn't a crisp.  It is kind of calfouti-esque (and what is a clafouti? https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2013/aug/29/how-to-cook-perfect-cherry-clafoutis) in that it is basically a bunch of fruit covered in a... Continue Reading →

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