Coffee, chocolate, wine. Three little delights. Even better when combined: a superb meal, where a rich espresso follows crisp white wine; dark chocolate and a spicy shiraz while watching a film; a flat white with a small chocolate covered treat sat next to the cup… Why would … Continue reading Dear Red Wine – I miss you (aka: 5 days into a Dry October)
What did you do last birthday? Friends over for a BBQ? Bake a “showstopper”, marvel at the greatness of Mary Berry, and struggle it into work? A glass of champers while picnicing on the floor in your living room on … Continue reading 37km walk: if only my fitness tracker could keep up…
Tasty fresh salmon on the BBQ? A favourite – bring it on! (Thanks, Dad, for the BBQ enthusiasm over the years…). The fishy clean-up afterwards? Less fun, but we have it under control… (by “we”, I mean Mr Brunch, but let’s not … Continue reading Sizzling BBQ salmon, and the hassle-free clean-up job
Mr Brunch has been known to complain about his DIY adventures. If the shelf isn’t straight (it was the screws – they didn’t go in right), or the gloss paint dries bubbly (the paint was old), I teasingly remind him … Continue reading New trainers: new you?
Two months into wearing my Watch (give or take): and still loving it – superb innovation. During this morning’s caffeine hit, I figured it’s time for a review of my funky accessorised wrist wear. And a heads-up for where you … Continue reading Apple Watch: reviewing the options for third party watch straps
I find myself with a heap of blueberries that need eating (some are destined for salad… the rest need a good home). I also have leftover creamy coconut milk, and a mint plant that’s starting to show signs of neglect… … Continue reading Blitzing up a smashing blueberry-coconut smoothie!
8.00pm. The fridge was looking a tad …empty. Aside from breakfast goodies (greek yogurt, berries, coconut milk – scrumptious) I had: three tomatoes a small glug of pinot grigio a bottle of prosecco (hurrah – bubbles!! several different types of cheese … Continue reading Dinner inspiration: giant mushrooms with a spicy courgette, bacon, tomato and halloumi topper
Show off fancy knife skills next time you’re dicing an onion… If neat little squares appeal to you, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing it like this all along… Step 1: Peel your onion And I mean peel. Don’t cheat and … Continue reading How to: chop onion like a Ninja
Nobbly to look at. You may not know where to find it in the supermarket (tip: vegetable section, hunt around near the chilli and living herbs). Fresh ginger adds ZING to your cooking; it has a fab depth of flavour. It’s great with fish. Delicious … Continue reading How to: cook with fresh ginger
Dribbling dark chocolate… Silky whipped cream. Stiff peaks. Lashings of treacle, honey, and syrup. Rising baps. The great British Bake Off (morphing into 50 Shades of Kink in the Kitchen). We’re in love with icing our buns. HURRAH!! No longer … Continue reading Kink in the Kitchen: Top 5 virtuous food swaps…