Cooking for one

The chicken pie I wish I had

The chicken pie I wish I had

Ah, plane food. Such a constellation of delights. This is a story about one of them. Granted, I wasn’t in the greatest of moods when we started our 28 hour commute from Sydney to London. We travel lots, but I’m yet to master being charming all the time while being squeezed into a metal tube […]

Cooking for one – a one pan sort-of Niçoise

Cooking for one – a one pan sort-of Niçoise

This is not an official salad Niçoise.  For one, a salad Niçoise by mandate, should be eaten while wearing nautical stripes and over large sunglasses on the Côte d’Azur . For two, it should be made with tinned tuna, olives, capers and peppers. This, has none of those things. What it does have is a […]

Cooking for one- a kind of tapas

Cooking for one- a kind of tapas

This is a bastardisation of tapas, and of tortilla. For one; tapas usually involves plates (note the plural). Meanwhile this dish uses just one. It’s also a bastardisation of  a tortilla.  Tortilla normally appears as tall wedges of omelette,  buxom with slices of potato and other cheerful things. This one is a little flat chested. […]

Cooking for one – Seabass with beans, burnt butter and nuts

Cooking for one – Seabass with beans, burnt ...

Just because you’re cooking for yourself doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t occasionally pull out some stops. Some nights it’s important to eat from a bowl on the couch. But other nights, it’s worth treating yourself. Siting at a table. Using a knife as well as a fork. Drinking from a wine glass, even if it’s […]

Deconstructed (aka emergency) cheesecakes

Deconstructed (aka emergency) cheesecakes

If you’re eating dinner at my house mid week- there’s every chance you’ll be facing this for dessert. I’d like to introduce you to my emergency, DIY, deconstructed cheesecakes. These came from a day when I had every intention of making a berry cheesecake to crown a meal.  There was Philadelphia in the fridge and […]