“Breakfast pie” – or fish pie for fussy folk who don’t like fish

We’ve been eating a lot of bread recently as a family, since we started making our own sourdough, and to put it frankly it’s not good for my hips. With the kids eating fresh bread for breakfast and homemade sourdough pizza last night – which – don’t get me wrong, was truly a thing of… Continue reading “Breakfast pie” – or fish pie for fussy folk who don’t like fish

Italian in a French mountain resort, and food that protects your butt on the slopes 

Whenever family Tiger travel to a French-speaking holiday resort, be it Corsica last summer, Cavalier on the southern French coast where Tiger Tom used to own an apartment by the sea, or the cute little mountain village of Valberg, where we’ve taken to going skiing in the winter months, it always feels as though vegetables… Continue reading Italian in a French mountain resort, and food that protects your butt on the slopes 

Grain-free raspberry pancakes for breakfast

I’ve long ago given up on trying to be too clever about breakfasts. Life’s too short, and I’m normally in too much of a rush. If I’m lucky, the kids will eat something from each food group – normally Oatabix or nukruwaved porridge, made with, if I’ve been organised and bought it from Broadway Market,… Continue reading Grain-free raspberry pancakes for breakfast

Vu Viet, Victoria Park Village

We’ve been going to Vu Viet since it was Namo’s, and owned by parents at the local school. Back then, it was the highlight of the tap end of the village, tucked away to the right of the roundabout we once overlooked from our flat at the heart of the rapidly gentrifying Lauriston Road. Namos… Continue reading Vu Viet, Victoria Park Village

When in doubt, bake bread

Generally, I’m a bit of a carbophobe. I lose weight when I avoid wheat, and constantly wonder whether I might not be a little bit gluten intolerant. But when you have kids, and especially when you’re not working, it’s much easier to see why bread is such a staple part of the western diet. It’s… Continue reading When in doubt, bake bread

Raw homemade chocolate “bounce balls” – for monkeys who like to climb

I’m not much of a cook. If it can’t be made in one pot, I’d rather not bother. And although I can bake a good loaf of bread, cakes and meals much more than homemade soup are very much my other half’s domain. While I can be haphazard in the kitchen, especially when I’m busy,… Continue reading Raw homemade chocolate “bounce balls” – for monkeys who like to climb

Blue cheese ballsup at All Star Lanes, Brick Lane

Trying to plan a last minute bowling trip for Jonah and his friends this weekend, as a final festive hurrah on the last non-school night of what has been an incredibly lazy Xmas, was a little like trying to organise a piss up in a brewery, and not in a good way. As much as the… Continue reading Blue cheese ballsup at All Star Lanes, Brick Lane