Saturday, January 21, 2017
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
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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!
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Carrying on re-reading this series - now enterring into the not-strictly-Dorothy Sayers territory. But the stories are still good.
Saturday, January 07, 2017
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.