Posts in Savoury
Tagliatelle & The Status Quo

You know what. People are gonna tell you allllllll kinds of things - throughout your entire life - about what you should do and how you should do it. Don't EVEN listen. Or, if you do, take it with a grain of salt. Because some people will tell you you'll grow hair on the palms of your hands if you think sinful thoughts, or that you can't hang wallpaper all by yourself, or that you can't open a bottle of beer with a pair of garden hedge sheers (you can). I'd say 90% of the time people don't even know what they're on about. Do you KNOW how many people told me I need a proper pasta roller to make pasta?? Like. A MILLION. As a result, I never tried making my own pasta until last night, when - fuelled by a reasonable amount of dutch courage - I decided to give it a go with nothing but a rolling pin!

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Quinoa, Pickle & Roast

This salad is a bright, chaotic and wonderful party. It's a bit like the Mardi Gras is going on in your mouth, in all the best possible ways. The bright pink pomegranate seeds have formed an ostentatious conga line, the pickled cauliflower and beetroot are dancing a zingy salsa on the tip of your tongue, and the sweet, caramel-y muscat grapes are making sultry eyes at you from some dark corner, while quinoa confetti is thrown over the entire glorious display. 

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Potato Salad

My cookbook comes out today! Huzzah! Which means that I am no longer consumed with writing recipes for the book, so I don't have any excuse to neglect this blog. My last post was in November - despicable! I hope this salad makes up for it at least a little bit.

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Dad's Vinaigrette

My Dad is clever. When I was little he taught me all about volcanoes and tsunamis and geology and space travel and how you can work out how far away a storm is by counting the number of seconds in between the flash of lightning and the boom of thunder. He also taught me how to make this salad dressing, and for that, among many many things, I shall be eternally grateful.

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