My good friend Claire and I were talking breakfast yesterday morning, and by the end of it I was craving granola with dark chocolate! So, after dinner I set out to make some for breakfast tomorrow. I like granola with deep, smoky flavours and without fruit, so if that’s to your taste, then this recipe is for you!
I am quite into tomatoes. I love that there are so many varieties, colours, and tastes. Tomatoes are versatile and can be consumed raw or cooked, hot or cold. In my book, that's pretty amazing. Yesterday, I got a bunch of vine tomatoes which I used to make a chunky chorizo and spinach soup.
2018 is the year where I’m aiming to eat less meat for health and environmental reasons. There is a wealth of literature about the benefits of eating less meat to your body and the world (one of my favourites being Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer), so I won’t get into that here.
I'm really no good at keeping blogs up-to-date. I've just checked and my last post was in May (!), how terribly disappointing. Since then, I've submitted my PhD thesis, and started a new job. I am hoping that I will have a little bit more time for living now that I don't have a PhD to write. However, according to my Instagram...
It's May, and it's still pretty cold in the UK. As if I needed an excuse to have comfort food for dinner... Anyway we had these beautiful sausages in the fridge and I thought it would be nice to make a little Catherine wheel sausage out of it. I took inspiration from Jamie Oliver's 30-minute meals. Not all meals take 30 minutes, but this is probably one that does! I love this book and I think all amateur cooks should have it in their (cook)bookshelf! I think he's got a slightly different apple salad to go with the sausages, and possibly mash instead of new potatoes. However, as I love texture and spice I felt like I had to make crispy potatoes (ultimate comfort if you ask me), and toss the crisp, sweet apple with peppery wild rocket.