Leftovers are a wonderful thing. Cook one thing once, and you have a base to your meals for the next few days. It's cost and time efficient, and can allow you to flex your culinary creativity along the lines of Ready, Steady, Cook, if you're into that kind of thing (I am). As a solo-cook, … Continue reading Cooking for Wan: One Ham, Two (many) Dinners
You may have seen from my recent Instaposts that I have upped my bread-making game to the echelons of french bread. Yes, I attempted to make baguettes. And I did not totally fail. I was very happy about this. I bloody love bread. Not quite as much as I love rice, but it's high up … Continue reading Cooking for Wan: For the Love of Bread
I often get asked whether it's difficult to cook for one (or rather, get told it 'must be difficult') and to be honest, no, it's the easiest thing in the world. There's no one else to please apart from me and if I want to eat just a massive bowl of mashed potatoes for dinner … Continue reading Cooking for Wan: The Art of Cooking Solo
What felt like a million years ago, I was nominated to do the #7books challenge on the Twitterland and this was my post. For those not familiar with this 'challenge' - you're nominated to post covers of 7 books that you love, with no reviews or explanations. Now that we're in this bloody lockdown, I … Continue reading Good Reads: ‘Quick Let’s Get Out of Here’
Wow, it's a bit armageddonny out there isn't it? I'm sure like me your work has been thrown into disarray. I'm now working from home (WFH) with only Baron Pepperoni OBE for company. I've had to cancel a lot of international work gigs which has been heartbreaking as I've spent months working on them but … Continue reading WFH, WTF?
Easter. A time for me to reflect on my love of eggs. For your reference, here is a list of my Top 6 types of eggs: Steamed eggs with pork Scrambled eggs Scotch eggs Fried eggs Boiled eggs (so versatile) Century eggs (in the context of salted pork and century egg congee) I'm not sure … Continue reading [Insert Egg Pun Here]
My pimped congee with salted pork topped with preserved vegetables and chilli oilCongee, or '粥', conjures up memories of... being sick as a child. Fevers, colds, stomach bugs, and everything in between. For me, it is food that I still turn to when I'm sick, run down, or just need a hug in a bowl. … Continue reading Bring Me Congee
Spinach and artichoke dip - it's the American dream. I have to admit that I've never experienced the full-dairy experience and that this vegan version is the closest I have got so far. I've seen it in so many forms - often in the middle of the day on the Food Network. Apparently it's a … Continue reading We need to talk about that vegan artichoke and spinach dip.
FYI - I haven't turned vegan. But I admit to being a bit ve-curious, whether vegetarian or full-on vegan. Let me just quickly remind you that the humble chip is in fact vegan (assuming you've not ordered them at the Black Country Living Museum). It's quite hard to go out these days without noticing the … Continue reading Vegan Food Made Easy
It's been 343 days since my last post, and it's been 343 days for a reason. This time last year I was living a mini-dream in Sweden - a holiday I decided to indulge in because, quite frankly, I was having the worst time in actual real life (professionally). It happens to us all, and … Continue reading Around the world in 80 (x 4) days
It's been nearly 3 weeks since I returned from beautiful (but rainy) Sweden. This post (and the ones that will follow) has been a long time coming but coming to write it hasn't been particularly easy. Not because I didn't have the time of my life, but because remembering it all has been a) difficult … Continue reading Sweden: Blogpost 1 of 1,000 – #connietravels
'Going out out' is a phrase that sends shivers down the spines of most people in their mid-thirties, yet this weekend I tried to prove myself wrong in the name of reliving my youth. A couple of weekends ago, I had attempted to go out out. By that, I mean that I wore a pair … Continue reading A Requiem for Going Out Out