Start Your Day The Spicy Way

I’ve mentioned before that Chef is currently flat out busy with setting up a new restaurant local to where we live. It’s exciting and been brilliant to see the progress of the refurbishment over the last few weeks. However, it’s been hectic as he draws closer to the opening. The poor man is exhausted and every evening he’s got a list of things he needs me to do to help out. So while it’s exciting, the last few weeks have not exactly been easy. So you might think I was mad to pick this time to go on a diet. You’d be right but I did it anyway. Continue reading “Start Your Day The Spicy Way”

Special Valentine’s Supper

Chef has declared that he’d like to cook his favourite dinner for Valentine’s Day. Steak. Let’s just say I wasn’t consulted on this or asked if I had any preferences.  To be fair, it won’t just be any steak. There’s some strange looking fungi in the fridge that will be part of a sauce. Yummy!

I should add that we NEVER go out for Valentine’s Day. This is because Chef deems the over-inflated prices that restaurants charge for a reduced and often cheaper product to be on the heavy side of crazy. I’m more than happy about that because the food at home is better than what we get in most places. Besides, he’s an absolute nightmare to go to a restaurant with and more often than not, I tend to leave him at home!  Continue reading “Special Valentine’s Supper”

What can you do in a year?

There’s nothing I love more than browsing through a magazine. My hairdresser’s salon is like my version of Mecca. It’s cheaper for me to get my hair done than it would be to buy all the magazines I manage to get through during a root colour and a trim.

Inevitably, I find myself drawn to the recipes at the back. .I stash the recipe away somewhere with vague plans to cook it at some point  (I should add, I only do this to the magazines I’ve paid for). Sounding familiar so far? Continue reading “What can you do in a year?”