(Dairy Free) Sweet Corn Chowder

Maybe you don’t get excited by soup. Maybe the concept of having ready-to-go, flat packed, ziplock bags of soups in the freezer ready to warm and soothe you doesn’t help you sleep soundly at night. Or maybe it does. Because soup is bowl-food at its best. If you are  placated by the notion and need […]

Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip

Sometimes you hear a phrase that resonates like a bell – it tolls on and on in your mind. The one for this week was the ‘Crudites of Futility’. It comes from the 2016 Dictionary of Modern Parenting. The Crudites of Futility are; “A plate of curling carrot batons and shriveled cucumber slices that shouts: […]

Vodka and Beet Cured Salmon – Bridge of Spie...

The Film: The Dish: The Reason: James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) is not in Scotland fishing for salmon- despite what he told his wife. Instead he is freezing in East Berlin, attempting to do the best by his client (a convicted Russian spy) and his constitution (both literal and physical). This elegant starter makes good […]

Seed and Water Crackers – Mad Max Fury Road

  The Dish: The Reason: In the post apocalyptic future of George Miller’s Fury Road, two things are particularly prized; seeds and water. You may not possess the bravery of Furiosa (Charlize Theron), or the anguish of Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) but if you can salvage enough seeds and a cup of water, you can […]

Orange, Garlic and Chilli Olives

Sometimes you need a makeover. Not a Biggest Loser style job, with bouncing blow dries, mink eyelashes and stripper heels. There’s no need to drastically be cutting or shearing anything. I’m talking about just a few little tricks and tips to gussy something plain into something a bit more special. There’s a bit of transformation […]