A Simple Thai-style Salad

I love this salad – it’s light, healthy, chock full of whatever is in your fridge, and tastes brilliant! Until recently, I was not a fan of salads (or tofu, more on that later). I found them bland, uninteresting, and they screamed “health food”, which is really not my thing. But…

A Fishy Feast

Let me start by saying that I’d originally planned to make a fish curry for lunch today. Something fragrant, with curry leaves, and maybe even some tamarind. So I went to the store in search of fish steaks. Once I got there, though, I saw some beautiful Scottish salmon that…

Spinach & Feta Filo Pie

Spinach & Feta Filo Pie

I love the gooey, cheesy filling of this pie almost as much as the crunch from the Filo crust. It comes together fairly quickly, and uses only one (ovenproof) pan, making it a perfect weeknight meal. This is inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe where he whips up a four-course…

Favourites list : Shakespeare & Restaurant Reviews

Since this week marked Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (apparently, and also his 398th death anniversary, but let’s not talk of that), I give you this – all* of the great Bard’s plays as three-panelled comics. It’s a reminder (albeit an unsurprising one) of how many of his plays ended in stabbings! I loved…

Baked Greek Salad

A very simple salad, which looks more like it took more effort simply because its baked! I don’t love the sharpness of fresh tomatoes, but the husband loves Greek salad – this is a happy compromise. All you need is an ovenproof dish, and about 20 minutes to spare (really,…

12 Angry Men

I first saw the movie, 12 angry men, in grad school, as part of a course. It was meant to get us to rethink our prejudices and preconceived notions. Somehow, while the movie was interesting, it just didn’t ring as relevant in a class where there was remarkably little diversity….

Baked Eggs

This is a perfect dish for brunch or any morning after a big meal. It makes excellent use of leftovers, and is fairly simple to put together.

Goodbye, Marquez!

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) From the Paris Review Issue 82. Read the full interview here.

Ask culture vs Guess culture

R shared this on Facebook recently, and it seemed like such an obvious, yet brilliant point. In some families, you grow up with the expectation that it’s OK to ask for anything at all, but you gotta realize you might get no for an answer. This is Ask Culture. In Guess Culture,…

A weekend well spent

I’ve been seeing marquee arrows pop up everywhere recently. They’re expensive though, and while I thought it would work well in our current rental, it may not make sense long-term. So, I set out to make one – inspired by this project.

Styling the bookshelves

Although we live in the era of e-books (and I have a fairly sizeable Kindle collection) both the husband and I love our books. When we originally signed the lease on our apartment, we had a vague notion of keeping our books in the bedroom, and leaving the drawing room book-free….

DIY dinner : Vietnamese Paper Rolls

Vietnamese rice paper has to be one of my favourite “containers” for food. It’s a bit fiddly to work with initially, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a wrap 😉 The basics are just this: some veggies, preferably with crunch; protein; a paste, to brush on the…