Author Archives: David

Growing your own

I have quite limited space for plants in this flat, but for a year or so I had a few herbs in pots on the balcony. It’s been nice having fresh mint, thyme, oregano, rosemary, parsley and sage on my doorstep. It’s certainly helped with cooking, homegrown herbs do taste that bit better, plus they’re […]

Crock pot vegetarian chili

I’ve fancied the idea of having a crock pot for a while, with my friend Toby heading back to the states and selling off (or giving away) most of his worldly possessions I was finally able to acquire one. After carrying the crock pot from his flat, to work and then back home I wondered […]

Quick and easy Salt and Pepper Squid

I recently discovered there’s a small chinese super market just up the road from my flat. As with any speciality store there’s a wealth of ingredients you wouldn’t otherwise be able to find, and more common ingredients at cheaper prices than regular supermarkets. After a recent wander round I ended up leaving with lots of […]

Seafood in Hastings

When I was last back home in Hastings I visited White’s Seafood & Steak Bar, although the name may sound a bit trashy “Surf and Turf” it’s a nice little restaurant that serves great fresh seafood. For a main I had Thai style swordfish, tenderly cooked and served on a bed of noodles, pak choi […]

Tea Scones

A family recipe. Well, a recipe I got from my family. For all I know it came from a Delia Smith book. As yet untested, but very nice when other people have made them. Now that summer is approaching and afternoon tea is more appealing this recipe is due a test run. Ingredients 225g self […]

Posh cheese-on-toast

For a quick snack you can’t beat cheese on toast. This wasn’t meant to be posh, it ended up that way because there was only posh bread and cheese in the kitchen As much as the fridge is always stocked with cheese, it tends to be posh ones, not huge blocks of cheap cheddar. The […]

Paella for lunch