Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dinner, 21/1/17: Roast Chicken, Roast Potatoes, Carrots

Book 5: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

The second in the Grisha series, of which I read the first some time back. I wasn't sure at first that I'd get into the second one quite as much, but it picked up quite quickly. Of course, I'll have to get ahold of the third one now, to finish off the series.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Dinner, 20/1/17: Homemade Pizza Night!

This was mine. Everyone makes their own, so they all look slightly different...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Book 4: All That is Solid Melts into Air, Darragh McKeon

I thought this was a great story. Set mostly around the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, the story follows a surgeon who becomes involved in the aftermath; his ex-wife, a dissident factory worker and former journalist; and her nephew, a nine-year-old piano prodigy. And some others. Beautifully written, appalling to read in places (radiation sickness is not a pretty thing - though actually, that's not quite as sickening  as Soviet party politics) and engaging. 

Dinner, 18/1/17: Bacon, Potato & Onion Casserole (Geoff cooking)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dinner, 15/1/17: Slow-cooked beetroot and beef curry (Good Food Magazine)

This was really tasty - the beetroot was subtle and not too beetrooty - we really liked it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dinner, 11/1/17: Cheese & Olive Pasta with Rocket (Tesco magazine)

The source of this recipe shows just how long I've been cooking it - I almost never shop in Tesco any more - but this is a good standby - some cream cheese, some tapenade, some lemon zest and a handful of rocket - hey presto!

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Book 2: Thrones, Dominations by Dorothy Sayers & Jill Paton Walsh (re-read)

Carrying on re-reading this series - now enterring into the not-strictly-Dorothy Sayers territory. But the stories are still good.

Dinner, 8/1/17: Roasted Vegetable and Lentil Salad (Waitrose magazine)

I love the taste of this, as you stir a bit of pesto into the lentils - really perks it up a bit!

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Dinner, 7/1/17: Chili Beef Pies (Hairy Bikers), Courgettes

These were fab. The pastry was very delicate, but despite having some holes when put in the oven, the filling didn't leak, so it didn't matter. And it was definitely worth it - the pastry was great; the polenta gave it a really nice texture, which contrasted well with the filling. We'll definitely be having these again. Awesome.