Category Archives: Cooking

First apple and cinnamon crumble

Yesterday I made my first apple crumble. After much research via Twitter, the Guardian and various recipe sites I got confused as every recipe seemed to be quite different from pre-stewing the fruit to chucking them into the dish barely cut. In the end I opted for a recipe sent to me by @sahfenn which […]

Cat’s vegetable hotpot

Yesterday I made a vegetable hotpot thing which turned out so well that I am now confident in calling myself a capable cook. I used the following vegetables: One red onion, diced Several garlic cloves, diced Several carrots, cut into small chunks Several potatoes, cut into small chunks One chard, cut into small pieces One […]

New discovery: I don’t like fennel

Tonight I have realised that I don’t like fennel. Well, I do like it in some form, for example the Messmer tea, but I don’t think I will choose it as vegetable again. It’s all part of the experience of having a vegetable box with random contents delivered to my house which can turn out […]

Roasted savoy cabbage

Tonight I cooked roasted savoy cabbage with mashed potatoes and carrots loosely following the Abel & Cole recipe. With hindsight I should have probably followed it closer rather than just seeing what happens, but it turned out lovely. I used: A whole savoy cabbage though the one I had was kind of small. Half of […]

First Abel & Cole delivery! [@abelandcole]

Today was the first delivery of my Abel & Cole box. I had considered ordering a vegetable box for a while and Abel & Cole was always at the top of my list thanks to some of the great reviews by people on Twitter. After putting it off for far too long I finally decided […]

How to make a Nutella hot chocolate

It’s no secret that I love Nutella which is probably the German in me coming through! I am sometimes surprised that I like it seeing I generally am not much of a chocolate eater, but there’s just something about it.  I’ve blogged about Nutella once before, too! When I mentioned making a Nutella hot chocolate […]

Vegetables and potatoes

Today I was cooking properly for the first time in months. It was something more than just throwing together pasta or eating a sandwich and ended up to be really nice even though I wasn’t sure what I wanted it to be. I diced the following: Half a red onion A green bell pepper One […]

Vegetable box deliveries

When I was younger we had a weekly vegetable box delivery at home and it was great. Unable to predict the contents the vegetables were varied enough to allow my mum to experiment with things like stuffed aubergines or soups. I’ve been aware of various vegetable box deliveries in Reading for some years, but have […]

And it continues..

My attempts at being ill this year continues well. Since my last post on the subject in February I’ve had countless colds lasting about a week each time, pulled muscles and back pain. The only positive side effect is that I’m finally registered with a GP; something that’s taken me over seven years! At the […]

Broccoli and peanut butter soup | Banana pancakes

In the past week I’ve been trying to get back to cooking more, something I’ve not done much since the beginning of the year. Part of the reason is that this year’s not started all that well and I’ve been either ill, injured or busy so far and another reason is my housemate who has […]

Cooking recipes so far…

As much as I love cooking it always seems to be rather samey with me just cooking something and using all sort of ingredients from the kitchen. Plus it generally involves pasta or potatoes of some sort. This is why I asked for recipes that are fairly simple and don’t involve fish or mushrooms. I […]

November ‘07 digest Part 2

Just incase you have missed it, this is what I’ve been blogging about in the last two weeks in November: In Gaming: Mass Effect – Thoughts after the first completion People always seem to deal in extremes, best and worst. Mass Effect – First impressions Mass Effect is a game I’ve been wanting to play […]

Cooking and some free rice

As I was cooking dinner tonight I started to think. I love cooking, I love mixing things together and see how they work out. I love trying new things and I love cooking for other people. So why don’t I cook more often? I suppose one of the reasons is that I just don’t know […]


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