In these busy, busy days quick mid-week meals are the winners for me, especially if they’re full of flavour and taste like they were harder work than they really were. Oriental style dishes are perfect examples of this; stir-frying is as quick as it gets and the spices and flavours used really permeate the dishes.
My grandparents had a box of buttons. It was a small cardboard box held together with sticky brown tape and it was filled to the brim with buttons of every shape and size you could possibly imagine. There were shiny metal ones; large brown ones perhaps once belonging to an old teddy bear; there were small prim white ones from a crisp cotton shirt; there were discs the colours of Smarties. Some were old with peeling surfaces, some were as bright as a pin and some still had cotton thread woven around their middles. I loved each and every one.
These days are about flinging the patio doors wide open and inviting the sunshine in, letting your skin breathe under the flimsiest of material, turning the radio up and singing along. They are about delicate salads of pea shoots and plump king prawns, radishes and asparagus with a warm chicken, a joint of lamb left [...]
Now in its fourth year, Nom Nom Nom is a MasterChef style competition giving the internet’s finest bloggers, food photographers and food writers the chance to compete against each other in a professional kitchen in London. On Sunday July 17th 2011, eight teams of two will shop around Marylebone for ingredients to make an office [...]
Thank you all so much for entering the Cooking Gorgeous apron giveaway. A winning comment has been picked at random and I’m delighted to announce that Fiona has won! Fiona, an email is on it’s way to you giving details of how to claim your apron.