How to Cook Easy-Peel Eggs

How To Cook An Easy-Peel Egg It can be done. I didn’t believe it but it’s true. This method comes from J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s book “The Food Lab”. It’s the science of cooking, like why that does this, or why that doesn’t do this. Anyway, the eggs. This method produces a hard-cooked egg that is…

In My Kitchen, March 2016

This year is, so far, moving along at a quick clip. Here are two highlights of February from my kitchen. I bought two rather old versions of Mary Berry’s cookery books at Costco a few weeks ago. I suspect they’re seconds. The binding is slightly wonky, but never the mind — the recipes are wonderful. I…

Mary Berry’s Italian Herb Frittata

New cookery book: “Foolproof Cooking“. Mary never lets me down. Delicious. Today’s lunch. This recipe is also printed at The Daily Mail Online

A Surprising Way to Boil an Egg

“You live and learn. At any rate, you live.” ― Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless How To Boil an Egg that You Can Peel I read an article on Quartz Magazine about the science of boiling an egg. It credited Kenji López-Alt with the methodology, in his book called “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science”….

Food Photography, More Day 25

Here’s another example of using negative space for text use. I just happened to have these eggs with toast for breakfast this morning, and grabbed my camera before the light slipped behind rain clouds.  

Fried Spaghetti

Fried Spaghetti When the weather closes in as damp as a grey mood, that’s when I know the only cure for bouncing along the bottom of the barrel is comfort food. And this is my remedy. Fried spaghetti. Well, it’s not really fried, and it needn’t be spaghetti. As you can see, this time I…

Winter Salads

Winter and salads aren’t usual companions. Wind howling outside and rain coming at the window in horizontal sheets, the Thames over-topping its banks and flooding houses, the Levels have been flooded since Christmas. It’s a miserable winter, and a salad isn’t the first thing that comes to mind as ‘comfort food’. But take a look…

Today’s Lunch: Colourful and Fresh

With all the colour gone from the garden (new Home Improvement post tomorrow), I needed a light lunch with the brightness of early summer on a plate. I smashed up an avocado with a bit of piri-piri sauce and spring onions, dressed some lambs’ lettuce with lemon juice, pepper and olive oil, sliced up some…