Day 221 – Sourdough pancakes

My sourdough starter, Robert Breadford, has made one decent loaf in his short lifetime. It's not his fault, Mr Breadford is bubbly and lively when the time requires, but I let him down every time. Although I love making bread, sourdough is proving to be my white whale – my number one baking challenge. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Day 221 – Sourdough pancakes

Day 163 – Made Gnocchi

It's probably clear from looking through my new things list that I love food. I love eating it, but I really love making it. In my eyes, Italian food is the most pleasurable food to make, the way they make such beautiful, mouth-watering flavours come together in such a simple way really appeals to my… Continue reading Day 163 – Made Gnocchi

Day 137 – Lavash and Pita bread

I'm back to doing what I love most: baking bread. My sourdough experiment is an ongoing effort (I'm on try 3 now and thankfully they're getting a little better each time), but whilst that's a long drawn out process, I wanted to whip up some nice and quick flatbreads to go with a Middle Eastern… Continue reading Day 137 – Lavash and Pita bread

Day 111 – Made Zhug

Zhug does not have the most appetising name and I'm not even 100% sure how to pronounce it, but it has been on my 'to make' list for a long time. Zhug (or zhoug) is a spicy green sauce from Yemen and is normally used over meats and vegetables. I love Middle Eastern food perhaps… Continue reading Day 111 – Made Zhug

Day 100 – Made Ounde

If only I'd planned ahead a more I would have come up with a special new thing to celebrate getting to 100 days, but with everything going on it passed me by. Instead, I made something new – the Mauiritian ounde. We spent a very happy holiday in Mauritius in 2017, and fell in love… Continue reading Day 100 – Made Ounde

Day 47 – Marmalade

The old saying goes that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, this weekend life gave me oranges, so I made marmalade. A few weeks ago I tried the Too Good To Go app, and have had nothing but good results saving food from being wasted since. Yesterday I noticed my local organic supermarket… Continue reading Day 47 – Marmalade