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Food post - 8 September 2017

by Janine  

Saffron orzotto (recipe from "Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration" by Nigella Lawson) This was a "risotto" made with pearl barley. I left out the vermouth but added in the optional mascarpone. I love a good risotto, and I found that this orzotto,… more »

Birthday trip to Kew Gardens

by Janine  

I had a birthday recently. Normally I have great weather on my birthday but, alas, this year it was cold and cloudy. It's still cold and cloudy now. What has happened to summer? Anyone know where it went? I think we've misplaced it somewhere. Anyway,… more »

Food post - 13 July 2017

by Janine  

I've done some more cooking recently! Let's get on with it. Chilli and poppy seeded potato chips with smoky red pepper dip These looked rather impressive. (Ignore the fact that I couldn't find flat-leaf parsley and had to use the curly stuff… more »

Canterbury

by Janine  

Last weekend I went to visit James and Eppa who, as of last year, now live in Canterbury. I'd only ever been to Canterbury once before, as a child, and all I remember about it is the toy cat my parents bought for me when we there there. Understandably,… more »

A trip to the New Forest

by Janine  

I am on a blogging roll at the moment (a roll in this instance meaning two posts) so make sure to check out the food post I put up yesterday, if you haven't already. A couple of weeks ago I made a brief, weekend trip to the New Forest. I went to visit… more »

Food post - 15 May 2017

by Janine  

Here we have the first food post from the kitchen in my new flat! It took me a while to get started with cooking. At the beginning I was far too busy with moving and unpacking and all that business. And then I realised that the fridge-freezer in the new… more »

I moved house!

by Janine  

Hi all. I've been quiet here recently because I just moved house! Oh God it takes up so much time. Oh God please never make me do it again. Because, of course, there's not just the packing and the unpacking. There's also the buying new furniture… more »

Food post - 16 January 2017

by Janine  

It's time for another food post and, man, has this one been a long time coming. (p.s. Don't forget to go read yesterday's Christmas round-up blog post too.) Roast Brussels sprouts with rosemary, lemon and pecorino (recipe from "Nigellissima: Instant… more »

Christmas 2016/17

by Janine  

Happy New Year! Hi folks. How's it going? Are you having a good 2017 so far? Let's hope it's better than 2016 by a long shot. Man, it feels like Christmas was ages ago. Now all we're left with is cold, wet (and sometimes snowy) January. Oh, and… more »

Singapore

by Janine  

I am on fire with this blogging business at the moment! Don't forget to scroll down to see the two blog posts I wrote yesterday! Today I want to tell you about the second summer holiday I went on this year. (I am so lucky to go on so many holidays. And… more »

Edinburgh

by Janine  

Hi folks. Don't forget to scroll down and check out the other post I wrote today. (Two posts in one day OMG!) This summer I went traipsing around on a couple of holidays, and one of those holidays was to Edinburgh in August for the festival. I have… more »

Another goodbye

by Janine  

Everything seems to have been non-stop since September. And looking ahead at my diary I can see that the first few months of 2017 will be non-stop too. But now that the Christmas season is here, I have a few moments to sit down and tell you what was… more »

Birthday 2016

by Janine  

So, I had a birthday recently, and as tradition dictates I'm going to tell you about it here. It was a low-key affair (which is just what I like). My parents came down to London and we went to a museum (late, so we only had an hour in there) and then… more »

Food post - 30 July 2016

by Janine  

The last food post was so timely, that of course I had to take months and months before I could get this one to you. (I was determined to get the Winchester photos to you first, and it seems like that task took a while.) I actually cooked the last of… more »

Some news; some Winchester

by Janine  

My main purpose today is to give you the lowdown on a lovely trip to Winchester I went on in April. But first I thought I'd share some upsetting family news. My Nan (my Mum's Mum) died just after Easter. She'd been ill for several years with… more »

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