The State of the School Lunchbox

Please, Just Educate Us Food: probably one of your last, your next or your current thoughts. However, between clean eating and rising obesity we now find our relationship with it as problematic as common room politics. It can be hard to know what to pack a lunch box with: a Special K bar, quinoa, a…

Vegan Eating: Our Saving Graze

I once dared you to go vegan, but I’m now knees to floor, hands at your feet, begging you to do so. Or perhaps I can convince you standing. Here’s the thing. After a Christmas of brandy butter, cheddar cheese and confit duck à Paris, I, overnight, stamped the big V on my life. And for…

Mung Bean Munching

Note to self: in the future when your mum tells you she’s going to do a ten day mung bean detox to kick start the New Year don’t say ‘that sounds like fun, I’ll join you.’ Fun is not the word. Perhaps self-sacrificing would be better, garnished with some virtuosity. For those unsure on what a…

Edesia’s* Kingdom

Italy, Italy, Italy. I think I may have found my spiritual home. Having spent three and a half weeks travelling from Venice to the Amalfi Coast, England now feels damp and a little isolated. It was a glorious combination of sun-people-scenery-culture and of course food! The tour began in Venice, and my, did it begin…

A Birthday in Bilbao

The time has come: I can finally get ‘I ♥ smashed avocado’ tattooed across my chest without parental consent. Also keeping my fingers crossed that they call me up for jury duty. To celebrate the big 18 my mum and I took a trip to Bilbao. It’s a gorgeous little city in northern Spain where people…

Wedding Crumbs

The Making of a Wedding Cake Last summer my mum got re-married and asked me if I would make her wedding cake. Excited I agreed, and we enlisted the help of my soon-to-be auntie Jackie – who is a master at icing. However, I’m afraid this is not a blog post about the humorous-horror that entailed…

The Not So Sunny BBQ

Around comes July and up go the umbrellas, but we did not let the cloudy skies deter us from a weekend BBQ. With an extra fire to keep of the chills the menu was as follows: Rosé and vegetable crisps The most delicious local pork sausages Halloumi kebabs Butternut squash with pesto, feta and pomegranate…

When A Levels Have You Drinking

It’s that time. The days are getting longer; sun cream’s being pulled from the backs of cupboards; legs are being shaved. But you’re chained to a desk, desperately trying to understand why the government is sadistically requiring you to remember pages and pages of tragic textbooks. It’s understandable why we turn to buckets of tea…

Life as a January Vegan

Go vegan. Go on. I dare you. In January I decided to take on the big V. Not because I’d been converted by a horrific video or an angry activist, just pure curiosity. It lasted for a month and a week before I was banned by my mum (for reasons I will come to), but…

Beginnings

Food. What is it to you? Two pieces of toast in the morning or a croquembouche? A sit down Sunday roast or a quick bite from the corner shop? Something that excites you, something that worries you, a necessity? This is a blog about food (yes another blog about food) with its focus being on…