• Food
  • Green Minestrone

    By definition, minestrone is a thick, Italian , carb-laden, veggie soup. In my eyes, this soup is designed to be insulation against the winter weather. It’s something you ladle into oversized mug, which you wrap your hand around for warmth, while tentatively taking small sips, fogging up your glasses in the process. The fact that […]

  • House & Garden
  • Home Tour: Kitchen

    The last time I posted a kitchen tour it was of my wee Glasgow flat (click here ). Back then I had recently moved and thus dramatically downsized my kitchen, but I didn’t care. I had placed 1 converse-clad foot firmly on the property ladder (solo and while studying for a PhD I might add) […]

  • Food
  • Gooey Rolo Brownies

    Contrary to what my Instagram feed will have you believe, I’m no ways a chocolate fiend (its crisps that are my kryptonite). No, that title belongs solely to R. Not only is he a chocolate fiend but he’s also a chocolate snob where only the good stuff will suffice: Lady Godiva, Hotel Chocolat, Charbonnel et […]

  • Food
  • Pumpkin spiced bites

    We’re in the midst of a US invasion. It’s what I like to call the Pumpkin Spice Takeover. It started with a latte and has quickly expanded into soup, oreos, bagels, vodka, tea and houmous. Houmous? I mean really? Pumpkin flavoured coffee sounded bad enough. While I’m not as fanatical about pumpkin spice as some Instagrammers appear […]

  • Food
  • Homemade Pizza

    Last week in my What’s Hot & What’s Not post I waxed lyrical about the perceived hassle a home-made pizza brings to your life. I was wrong. So wrong in fact I tried it again at the weekend with relative ease. However if you want to remove the hassle from cooking you also have to relinquish […]