Summery Orange, Rucola and Rice Salad with Caramelised Fennel

With this lovely weather, I am now embracing the summer of fresh and filling salads. I received some fennel in my weekly vegetable box and had some other bits and bobs left that I thought would make a great combo. One thing that I wish I could change though is the type of rice. I…

Recipe – Carrot soup à la Nordic

Last week I started an online course, actually 2, about food. More specifically, one is called “The Science of Gastronomy” and the other “The New Nordic Diet”. The first one is a lot more scientific, as the name suggests and explains more background as to how this whole heat transfer thing works and impacts how…

Recipe – Chocolate Energy Balls

Today I fancied a pick-me-up and some chocolate, so I thought I’d make some quick and easy energy balls, as I had all the ingredients in the house. I feel that most of what I share in terms of recipes (if you can even call that) is coming from playing around, intuitively adding this and…

Recipe – Courgette and Wild Garlic Soup

Today it seems we’ve gone back in time and back to the gloomy days with too low temperatures, which made me want to whip up a nice warming soup. I’m not going to dig my knits and winter coat back out just yet but this soup made today a little cosier with its spicy kick.…

Sun and feeding ducks

This weekend was sunny and cold, perfect winter weather to go on a walk, get your thoughts cleared up and have a chat over coffee. And because I am adult enough (and my local park has a café that sells duck and swan food), I figured, why not feed the ducks. I know that they…

A Belly Hug of a Cauliflower Cheese Gratin

When I got a cauliflower head in our veg box this week, I wanted to try a plant-based version of cauliflower cheese gratin. It’s not that different from the cheesy base needed for a plant-based mac’n’cheese, so I gave it a go today. Makes for perfect comfort food in the midst of a mini hail…

A week in November

Mainly I’ve been working on my reindeer card ready for the season and it was already hump day by the time I looked up. ✨If you’re one of those organised people, this way to the festive cards.✨ Some other things that happened this week: Sent off a bunch of festive cards to the south of…

Good Deed: Creative Food

Photo credit: Pinterest
Late last month, two couples came over to see my mum. They had a major event coming up, three-in-one actually: their wedding anniversaries and the husbands' school alumni hosting. All on the same day.

 They wanted to cook and host the alumni meeting at the house, and needed permission to do so. They also wanted the food to be memorable. I listened as they discussed the menu, and it included cole slaw.

Now cole slaw in Nigeria is boring. Most usually it's chopped up cabbage leaves and carrots with cucumber and lots of mayo slathered on it. I just had to suggest something more creative.

Why not use a juliene peeler this time? I asked. It would definitely give a new twist to the normal salad recipe. They did not understand what I meant, so I went on Pinterest and found a few pics to show them. They got excited before they realized they didn't have the peeler at home.

 I have been looking for a good deed to do for a while now so I told them not to worry. I went online and ordered one each for them. I took it to them when it arrived, and demonstrated how to use it. They were extremely grateful and happy.

 The food was a success and I was glad I had a good deed 'under my belt'.