Alphabet Gulyassuppe (Gulash Soup) – The Imitation Game


It’s that time of year again. OscarsFeast has started! Please excuse the break in regular slow carb programming for some escapist delights. First cab off the rank of the eight films nominated for Best Picture in 2015;

The Film:

The Dish:

The Reason:

Mathematician Alan Turing(Benedict Cumberbatch) is a curious fellow. For one, he doesn’t like sandwiches.  He’d rather a bowl of broth for lunch. What he does like, is puzzles. And there is no greater challenge facing the allies during World War Two than cracking the elusive German code. Unraveling the chaotic soup of letters the Enigma Machine churns out every 24 hours requires more than  the most fluent linguists and cryptologists. It …

Five Hour Lamb with Olives and Goji Berries


If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.

So long as one of the things they’re busy with isn’t minding small people.

Last Monday I had the first solid, solo day of work in 17 and a half months, thanks to Will’s debut at daycare. Every Monday he will now pass in a bold primary coloured room, playing with his peers.

He howled with outrage that morning when I left (I may have cried more than him when I walked out the front door). When I picked him up at the close of the day he was dressed in an elf costume with a smear of paint on his …

Flourless Blueberry Banana Bread



Back to the daily grind. Holidays are hard to leave behind, even if they’re largely spent in your own home. In your future memories, you skim over the gritty bits. You forget the morning march of ants stalking the watermelon you’re slicing in the kitchen.  You omit the nightly feeling of a sunburned shin or shoulder scraping across a wayward grains of sand in your bed, despite the fact that you were sure you brushed every last one out. The Princess and the Pea has nothing on me. In the months to come you’ll remember morning walks to the beach, salty swims and the taste of coconut.

This has been the …