Forget about everything this salmon comes with - forget the sauce, the crunch, the courgette, those are mediocre at best, I want you to focus on that piece of salmon. It melts like butter in your mouth.
Monday, 25 May 2015
Sunday, 24 May 2015
A pho is like a warm hug - it's reassuring comfort food on a cold day and a hungover morning. With its mellow flavors, its aromatic broth, it is as soothing and curative as food can get. It is the noodle dish we think of when we think of Vietnamese cuisine. This weekend, on a particularly sunny and hot afternoon, I was introduced to Bun bo Hue at Salvation in Noodles and it was the complete opposite. It wasn't delicate or gentle or calming, it was a bowl of full-blown excitement.
Friday, 22 May 2015
Okay I kind of cheated a little. I needed to test out a recipe, just the mousse, and I was too lazy, so the sponge is store-bought *gasp*
Monday, 18 May 2015
Sunday afternoon I spent dogsitting. It was sunny, we went to the park, we played in the terrace, we napped on the sofa - everyone needs some dog therapy. It was such an uplifting day where I allowed myself to do absolutely nothing. I had brought my laptop with the intention of doing some work but I just went 5 hours straight without doing anything. I was at my friend's place who lives with three chefs and thus the house has an impressive cookbook collection. That's where I found this recipe. Yea, 5 hours of sitting in the sun, playing with the dogs and reading cookbooks - more Sundays should be like that.
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Oh move over achromatic root vegetables and cabbage, it's time for some color on your plate. With blinding sunlight, I say, instead of greens, you need warm colors. Yellows, reds, oranges, adjust your diet accordingly. Think about getting some of those beautiful yellow squash, some scarlet tomatoes, and putting some bright citrus wedges into your salads.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Monday, 11 May 2015
I remember as a child, the best thing about a mixed salad was the kernels sweetcorn that laced through the lettuce leaves and tomato slices. I remember the Pizza Hut salad bars, and how I'd get scoops and scoops of sweetcorn. Then there are also the ears of hot steaming sweetcorn in the winter sold on the streets for literally pennies. I've always liked sweetcorn.