Soup for lunch (and other times) with annotations for the home cook

2018 shall henceforth be known as the year I got my act together. I know it’s only February but I’ve got high hopes for this year. Please don’t let me down.  You’re wondering what on earth soup has got to do with getting my act together.  Well, I’ll tell you.  It’s about making sure I’m… Continue reading Soup for lunch (and other times) with annotations for the home cook

Nutty Pasta Bake and The Only Man in the House

When I started writing my blog some six months ago now, I had a dilemma over what to call The Husband.  I put some thought into this because I’ve read a fair few women’s (and cookery) magazines in my time and so had lots of inspiration to draw upon.  In particular, Red magazine columnist and… Continue reading Nutty Pasta Bake and The Only Man in the House

Food blogging: the things I’ve learnt

I’ve noticed it’s customary after a certain period of time has passed to share with readers the important and very useful things bloggers have learnt on their journey to becoming a blogging superstar.  Well, my friends, my time has come.  I’ve managed to put a fairly reasonable list together of things I’ve learnt about blogging… Continue reading Food blogging: the things I’ve learnt

I survived homemade harissa!

I really need to get this emblazoned on a T-shirt.  I feel it’s quite an achievement.  Harissa is a north African spice paste with chilli, garlic and oil at its heart.  I’ve found there’s great variation in recipes with coriander seeds, caraway and cumin seeds often included along with mint sometimes.  Some recipes require the… Continue reading I survived homemade harissa!

I resolve to put an end to resolutions!

I wrote about my thoughts on the New Year period in my previous post so you’ve probably got a good idea about my thoughts on resolutions.  I’ve made some attempt in the past to write New Years’ resolution lists or some sort of goals list but I’ve not usually had a great deal of success. … Continue reading I resolve to put an end to resolutions!

Letters to my Food Heroes #2: Nigel Slater

Dear Nigel, I hope this letter finds you well.  And I hope you don’t mind me writing but I do have a great deal to thank you for.  My name is Andrea and I write a food/cooking blog called Cooking Calamity Free (shameless plug, I know).  I’ve only been going a few months but I’m… Continue reading Letters to my Food Heroes #2: Nigel Slater