Posts Tagged: food

Food: Stinging nettle risotto {James Vickers}

  It’s springtime!! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, the grass is growing…. and so are the nettles. Just looking at them makes me think ‘ouch.’ Like most folk, childhood experiences run deep.     I never knew until a few years ago that you could actually cook them. And they make such a… Read more »

Food : Mandarin almond cake with chocolate butter frosting

  As I mentioned a little while ago, our twin boys turned 7 recently. For their birthday cake, I adapted the classic Middle Eastern orange and almond cake, the recipe for which is in the equally classic cookbook by Claudia Roden, A Book of Middle Eastern Food. I chose this recipe because one of them… Read more »

Food : Chocolate fudge brownies ~ gluten-free

    It has only been recently that we have been introduced to the world of gluten-free. One of our 6yo twin boys (ah yes, well they’re almost 7, birthday next week and we’re not being allowed to forget about it) was recently diagnosed with a gluten intolerance. We are so very fortunate that it… Read more »