Happy March! The past month has been pretty full on. Since we have a littl’un arriving in less than 4 months (eek), we’re trying to get the house how we want it – including renovating a few rooms, installing a tumble dryer and dishwasher (hallelujah!), buying some new furniture, etc. We’ve had workmen in our house more often than not, including plumbers, electricians, plasterers, and general builders. I’m getting very good at memorising how people take their tea, and keeping a wriggly dog holed up in one room while men take over the rest of the house.
Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras, aka Pancake Day! This time last year, we were over 4 thousand miles away from home in New Orleans - watching the Mardi Gras parades, drinking beer in the street and trying to catch as many strings of beads as we could. This year, I'll be cuddled up at home with a fat belly, a non-alcoholic drink, and a big stack of pancakes. Both are … Read more
I had real trouble naming this recipe - there are so many tasty ingredients that I wanted to mention! Crispy roasted sweet potatoes, crunchy roasted green beans, fluffy quinoa, black beans, pine nuts, rocket... but that doesn't make for a particularly catchy recipe name. So I've stuck with 'sweet potato quinoa salad' - you'll have to just remember the rest yourselves. … Read more
Who's ever had trail mix? Depending on where in the world you live, your answer is probably either 'of course I have!' or 'what's trail mix?'. If you're unfamiliar with it, trail mix is basically a mixture of tasty bits - that's about as detailed as the recipe needs to be. There are usually various nuts and seeds, but it's often sweet, with granola, chocolate chips, dried fruit … Read more
I'll admit right off the bat - there's nothing groundbreaking about this recipe. These refried bean enchiladas are super simple, stuffed with veggies and beans, and topped with a spicy jalapeño cheese sauce. All pretty straightforward - they're not anything particularly novel, they don't use any trendy ingredients, and they're not prepared in an unusual way. But what they are … Read more
Firstly, sorry for not having blogged in almost a week! Do you ever just feel a bit overwhelmed, like you just really need a break? That's me alllll the time at the moment - I'm frazzled. Pregnancy is exhausting for so many reasons! Not to mention the fact that we've had workmen in our house more often than not this week, which I always hate. At the weekend we went to visit … Read more