Soup, Cinnamon, Spuds and Summer Rolls

It’s been a week since I left my last job, yet it feels like longer. I’ve done 3 shifts since starting at the new place, and am now on the first of two days off. Boy is it hard work! I was prepared for that but the physical aspect and how much I’ve felt that […]

Food and Art

As a one-time photography student, we needed to do one essay per year of the course. Whilst the hard work of essay-writing is not something that brought me joy, the opportunity to delve into a particular subject and create your own argument whilst justifying your opinion with evidence was enjoyable. At the end of my […]

Recipe: Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Risotto

Whenever I see the bunches of beetroot in shops at the moment, I can’t resist putting one in my basket. It goes with so much, and tastes a lot nicer (in my opinion) than the pickled stuff. It’s easy to cook – you simply trim the stems not quite to the beet – this helps […]

Yes, You Want It But Do You Really Need It?

I write this post from a viewpoint or situation that many of you might also share. Of course, my view, nor my situation is never going to be the same as anyone else’s. Just to put that out there in case anyone thinks that I think that. Because I don’t. My situation, to cut a […]

An Ode To Sriracha

There’s always room to be more daring in life Have you been afraid of chilli sauce? Hands up, I know it’s not just me. The red for danger The promise of your tongue on fire, does not appeal to us all. Heat, but no flavour Pain, but no pleasure And then the aftermath… It’s my […]

Week Two of The Happy Kitchen

Last night I cried, a lot. My eyes were so sore I could barely open them. “Why did you cry?”, I hear you ask, “when you’re meant to be The Happy Kitchen?” I’ll tell you why. I had to chop 8 onions. That’s why. My face was assaulted by onions, and it wasn’t pretty. By […]

The Happy Kitchen Is Born

I’ve been up to something. Before you ask, it doesn’t involve ‘no good’. It combines a lot of good, actually. Of course, it incorporates food… duh. Since 30 Days of Baking, I’ve longed to have a go at some other sort of challenge. As time goes on, the desire to combine food and work gets […]