Saying so long to summer with cake and other things

This is what I’ve been eating. I’ve been drawn to reds and greens lately for some reason. ‘Red and green should never be seen, except upon an Irish Queen’ and so the saying goes and as helpfully offered to me when I asked ‘how do I look?’. I also got ‘Andrea, are you trying to… Continue reading Saying so long to summer with cake and other things

Favourites #1: Halloumi

I’m writing about food so why not indulge myself?  I’m starting my favourite ingredients, in no particular order, with halloumi.  I can’t remember the first time I cooked with and ate halloumi but I do remember thinking it didn’t behave like you would expect cheese to behave: ‘It’s not melting, why isn’t it melting? Is… Continue reading Favourites #1: Halloumi

Maftoul salad and Lebanese meatballs

The day I made this I’d subsisted on burnt toast, cheese and onion crisps and peanut M&Ms.  So, you can imagine how hungry and pleased I was to eat this hearty and delicious meal at the end of the day.  I actually meant that sincerely even though it doesn’t sound sincere.  I love the food… Continue reading Maftoul salad and Lebanese meatballs