The food edit

Two weeks on the road and we are deep into Cornwall. We’ve done a fair few miles and scoffed more than our fair share of food. Cooking in the van is a bit of a challenge with our two pans, limited space and just 2 gas burners but if we are going to have any…

In the pink

What does one take to a Hen party in Kenya?! With limited retail outlets here to buy sexy undies or¬†novelty toys I had to resort to a homemade present. I did toy with the idea of making a lacy garter but my recent baking obsession, inspired by Great British bake off, promoted me to make…

What’s for dinner

Cooked up some carrot and coriander fritters with green yogurt sauce for dinner. Quick, healthy and rather tasty ūüôā ¬† Recipe (from Leiths vegetarian bible) 2 eggs 85ml milk 15g melted butter 100g plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1/2tsp tumeric pinch of cayenne pepper, pinch of salt 340g grated…

New year inspiration

Ive just been inspired by a magazine article about how to get more out of your year. No, not one of those about how we all need to do the plank for 60 secs a day to build up our core muscles; It was about getting on top of the things that you have to…

Freshly roasted

Ethiopians love their coffee and hours are spent in ceremonial preparation of the black nectar. They roast, brew, decant , boil again until they have the perfect, smooth blend.¬†I’m just back from Ethiopia with a kilo of their finest coffee beans. What I hadn’t realized when I placed my order for the beans was that…

Mango mania

I think I am turning into my mother. She was always preserving something or other when¬†I was¬†young – usually gooseberries. Dad would go out for hours on end till the lingering, vinegary smell had subsided. There is now a sweet smell of mango‚Äôs wafting through¬†my house. After a trip to Watamu on the Kenyan coast…

Nuts!

Chris is a big fan of macadamia nuts. We were on a walking trek once and he bought a large bag of them to keep us going. Inevitable the bag split and went all over his rucksack. For months later he was picking the fluffy and slightly gritty remains from the bottom of his bag….