When I'm short of time, dips play a big part in my diet. A quick snack is dips with crackers or crudités. A quick lunch is dips with crackers and crudités. A quick, tired, lazy dinner is dips with crackers, crudites and leftovers. This aubergine dip will slot in nicely.
Before this week, I rarely ate rice. I had an unfounded and misguided perception that it is a makeweight, a carby vehicle, for the actual food to come. Not only did I not eat a lot of rice, I was also completely inept at cooking it.
However, I've been having stomach aches recently to the point that I couldn’t eat anything more exotic than bland and beige food. You can probably imagine how frustrating [...]
I was on holiday recently at a friend's house which has row after row of vegetable patches. We dug up some thin, colourful carrots to roast, but what spiked my interest was their tall and bushy tops. I can’t stand wasting food and am intrigued by any recipe that claims to make use of food by-products – meringues made from chickpea-can water? Crispy roasted potato skins? Sign me up [...]
How do you like your cookies? With a bit of crunch? Or at the other end of the spectrum, with only a crisp edge to hold together a soft, gooey middle? Personally, I like a not-too-soft, not-too-hard kind of cookie. Just right – a Goldilocks cookie?
A friend of mine described the cookies served at her school: so fresh from the oven [...]