Sunday, July 14, 2013


Yottam Ottolenghi is my jam. I probably make at least one of his recipes per week. My copies of Ottolenghi and Plenty are grubby and well thumbed. He has noticeably changed the way I cook and eat. I just love the vibrancy of his colours and flavours, his gung ho attitude to herbs and spices and his respect for vegetables. I'm not technically a vegetarian but I like to minimize how much meat I eat for a variety of reasons and he makes that so easy.

We had a birthday picnic this weekend and he came up trumps. Look at that plate full of deliciousness! So bright and exciting. This is what summer should taste like.

Green Couscous (coriander, parsley, dill, mint, tarragon, pistachios, spring onions, green chillies, rocket... FO' REAL) - by me.

Spicy Moroccan Carrot Salad - by me.

Goat's Cheese Tart with Red Onion Relish - by R.

Sweet Potato and Green Bean Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing - by R.

If you don't already own an Ottolenghi book you should probably get on it. If you do what is your favourite recipe?

Chuck x

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Best of the Internetz July 2013

Has actively improved my quality of life in the last fortnight.

Now let me go curl up with a Squishable Manatee and a cup of Manatea and ALL WILL BE RIGHT WITH THE WORLD.

Manatees are the best things. Thumbs up to you, internet.

Chuck x