December 27, 2011

Weird Vegetables

Back in Uganda, the flat I lived in as a child was above the marketplace- boisterous and bursting with stuff, including new and weird vegetables to […]
December 25, 2011

cheap peanuts

3 small pkts cheap peanuts 3 bunches corainder fifteen mint leaves 1 tsp jeera poweder( cumin) 2 hot green chillies salt and sugar to taste  Every […]
December 22, 2011

Impressing the well connected

Had fourteen to dinner last Friday and very nice it was, though tiring. I can’t count and thought we had twelve guests and an hour before […]
December 17, 2011

Repaired Fishcakes

Jena, my mum and her mates were in awe of English recipes- ‘so healthy’ they said, ‘made those people so strong they ruled the world’ But, […]
December 15, 2011

Ramadhan Indulgences

I have been a weak, stupidly pathetic old woman this year during Ramadhan, didn’t even try to fast in the first fortnight because the summer daylight […]
December 14, 2011

Pleasing the Old Man

Here goes then, treading tentatively into my first blog. About eating and surviving in this odd household and unpredictable country. What an adventure is this marriage between […]
December 12, 2011

empty nest cooking

So she’s flown away, our daughter, gone to uni and the best years sof her life. So, what do we eat now? How do I cook […]
December 8, 2011

So English Potatoes and Eggs

Hi folks- sorry I haven’t written for a fortnight. Been incredibly busy and a piss poor time manager- hardly had half an hour to eat let […]
December 7, 2011

Hondwo – Indian savoury cake

This is one of the hardest things ever to make. Takes hours, patience, an absurd number of ingredients. But once in a while, put on that […]