When I landed in London for the first time 20 years ago, I remember the joy of the wholesome vegetarian meals offered at Cranks Covent Garden restaurant. I can only remember eating the sausage rolls there but I wanted to eat it all. As a vegetarian, it was a wonderful place to discover. It still pains me to think that this Covent Garden shop is no longer there, even if I too have not been in London for a long time.
Homity pie is one of those classic old-school 1970s vegetarian recipes I have always meant to try. Choclette mentioned… Continue reading
“What will I make for dinner?” I asked Sylvia as I pottered about the kitchen after her bath. I try to be organised enough to know what I will cook of an evening but it doesn’t always happen. It is pretty useless to ask a 7 year old who turns her nose up at so much that I cook. Yet there is nothing wrong with a bit of democracy.
While I gathered up bits and pieces for dinner she watched news headlines on ABC3 that are aimed at kids. We try not to have the news on in our house… Continue reading
I bought dried mung beans last year with the admirable intentions of regularly sprouting them. It just hadn’t happened. Hence my interest in finding this recipe for spicy mung beans and quinoa. It ls like a double whammy hit of protein and nutrients. We ate it the first night with stirfried vegies, leftovers corn and some frozen peas to add a bit of green. It lasted well in the fridge for a few days and was really good with kale salad and chopped red pepper or in wraps.
My only quibble was that the mung beans could have been cooked… Continue reading
It is almost a month since we arrived home from our trip to Edinburgh and Paris. This is the last post on our travels. I am finishing with some reflections about Edinburgh, a city I know well and where we spent a few weeks. It continues to delight me and occasionally frustrate me. Mostly delightful! Just look at all the beautiful buildings.
My husband E grew up in Edinburgh so it is truly home to him. I lived there a few years with him and yet it still delights and intrigues me. I love rising my bike in the flat… Continue reading
It is 9 years ago today that I started my blog was a birthday cake I made for E. Hence my tradition of celebrating my blog anniversary with E’s birthday cakes. You might notice that they get simpler as life gets busier but I am still here blogging after 1763 posts and still love to bake birthday cakes.
I kept things simple for his birthday this year. For dinner I made nachos. He would have liked vegetarian haggis on it. I would have liked the time and energy to make it. But life is busy and he had plenty of… Continue reading
I am compiling some traditional sightseeing photos from Paris for a post. Meanwhile I will share some less well known sights from Paris. These street art photos are fun and thought provoking in turns. Most of them were taken around the Marais where we stayed. The last one was near the Pompidou Centre and the two above were by the Hotel de Ville.
Paris has some of the most famous monuments in the world. We see them everywhere in popular culture and yet it is still amazing to see them close up and remember just why they are so beloved. All Sylvia wanted to do while in Edinburgh and Paris was ride the open top bus. It is a great way to see some of the iconic sights. We also spent hours queuing to see the Catacombes and I had a day sightseeing in the Marais.
The one thing E was really keen to do in Paris was see the Catacombes. … Continue reading