Old Faithfuls: Seattle Salmon Bowls

Soundtrack: Atlanta Monster, Ep.6 I don’t want to read your ramblings, I just want to make the recipe: Seattle Salmon Bowls Star Rating: Five reliable fuck yeahs ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fucking ‘bowls’. For some reason us consumers have fallen prey to this transparent and uninspired form of food marketing that suggests that if we put any old recipe…

Prawn, Pea, Broccoli, and Lemon Orzo and Dialing It In

Soundtrack: ‘Wrong Creatures’ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club I don’t want to read your ramblings, I just want to make the recipe: One Pot Lemon Orzo and Shrimp – Damn Delicious Star Rating: Two mediocre stars 👎🏻👎🏻 When I cook something disappointing, it affects me on many levels. The first reason is a very straight forward…

Chickpea Pancakes and Dreams Come True

Soundtrack: Spotify’s #ThrowbackThursday Playlist I don’t want to read your ramblings, I just want to make the recipe: Jumbo Chickpea Pancake from Oh She Glows Star Rating: FIVE ENTHUSIASTIC THUMBS UP STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 Guys. GUYS. You have to make this as soon as you can – I’ve even created a new category for my blog…

Chicken Larb and Cheating

Soundtrack: Atlanta Monster Podcast: Episode 2 I don’t want to read your ramblings, I just want to make the recipe: Chicken Larb Star Rating: Four Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This New Year’s resolution was meant to be 52 new recipes in one year. This week I’m working with a fairly flexible definition of new. Actually, technical definition is a…

One Skillet Chicken with Buttery Orzo and Limitations

Soundtrack: My Favorite Murder, Episode 104 I don’t want to read your ramblings, I just want to make the recipe: One Skillet Chicken with Buttery Orzo Star Rating: FIVE FUCK YEAH STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’m typing this with one hand because I had a bad fall snowboarding this weekend. My left arm is trussed up in…

Black-Eyed Peas and Greens and Fake Chorizo. No Fergie.

Cooking Soundtrack: “Control” SZA I don’t want to read your ramblings, just take me to the recipe: Black-Eyed Peas and Greens Star Rating: Three mediocre stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ There are loads of recipes I haven’t made because they require you to soak beans overnight. It’s not a case of ‘Who has the time?’ because honestly, all you…

Lentil and Beet(root)s and Salsa Verde

Cooking Soundtrack: My Favorite Murder, Episode 101 I don’t want to read your ramblings, just take me to the recipe: Lentils, Beets and Salsa Verde Star Rating: Three-and-a-half OK stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s the start of the year, so of course I’m doing a ridiculous ‘detox’ (although my friend, Dr Arnie, pointed out that there’s no such…

2017 Musical Year in Review

I have a confession to make. This year I had tickets to eight shows which I didn’t end up attending. In most cases I knew ahead of time I wasn’t going to be able to make it, so I gave the tickets away – mostly to friends, occasionally to strangers on the musiclovers@ emailing list…

Setting Intentions

It’s been a long time since I did any personal writing – almost four years, according to my last post. Turns out that when writing is a large part of your professional life, you don’t make time to do it in your personal life. At least that’s how it’s worked out for me. Taking this…