Tagged: irish

Jam and fruit issues 0

Jam and fruit issues

Hmmm…sometimes it pays to study the labels of the jams you buy a little closer. After Saturday’s trip to the St Albans Market I’ve discovered that I am eating not Black Bot Peach Jam but Black BOY Peach Jam.

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Blue Sky Kitchen by Nicola Saker

Although we’re very solidly into autumn now here in New Zealand (autumn! In April! I’m still not quite getting my head around it) with little prospect of camping ahead, Nicola Saker’s Blue Sky Kitchen: Creative Cookery For Kiwi Campers still caught my eye.

Marketing of a Saturday 2

Marketing of a Saturday

There are lots of good things about being based in the little Christchurch suburb of St Albans – we’re only about 30 minutes walk from the city centre, there is the choice of a couple of supermarkets nearby (Edgeware’s bare basics Supervalue and the well stocked Fresh Choice in Merivale) and, best of all, every Saturday morning there’s a market in English Park, just five minutes away from the house.

Cooking for Mr Latte by Amanda Hesser 0

Cooking for Mr Latte by Amanda Hesser

Unlike many foodie memoirs that add recipes on to the end of each chapter, Amanda Hesser – one of the food writers at the New York Times – understands the many meanings of food.

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Lentil adaptations: Creamy Lentils with Bacon

Some days you just get feelings for things you want to cook. Others are about what you know has been sitting, reproachfully, in your cupboard for ages and making you feel that you have to cook it, now!