Tag Archive: bacon

Healthy and delicious teriyaki cabbage fried rice

I never used to like cabbage, as it had a funny smell and looked all strange. It was only about two weeks ago that I realised all I needed to do was to mix it… Continue reading

Red wine bacon risotto with elderflower cocktails 

London is so deceptive. You think it’s spring, and then suddenly there’s another cold snap. So last week’s dinner was a bit like London: a warming bacon risotto and a fresh elderflower cocktail to… Continue reading

Shrimp and grits

My two amazing American friends (their previous contributions to The Swindian include garlic soup, Cullen skink and Destiny mashed potatoes) have told me about shrimp and grits a million times over the last couple of… Continue reading

Weekend of Food, Day 2: Dishoom – best breakfast in London (and cheapest!)

Covent Garden / Shoreditch Photo credit: The Baking Medic UPDATE: I blogged about Dishoom a couple of weeks ago, but we went again for the Weekend of Food 2014 and it was magnificent.… Continue reading

Tattie soup with bits o’ bacon

I have never made or eaten potato soup before. But when I found myself with lots of leftover potatoes (why do they always sell them in such big bags??), the thought suddenly popped… Continue reading

Slow-cooked boeuf bourguignon

This is one of my masterpieces. Like many dinners previously, it was borne out of one ingredient that was found in the freezer. In this case, it was some diced cubes of beef.… Continue reading

Restaurant review: Lucky 7 Diner

127 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5QL I have never quite understood the allure of the All American Diner Experience (yes, it should be capitalised). I neither liked nor disliked it – there was… Continue reading

Crispy bacon risotto with baby spinach and shiitake mushrooms

My father always says that the most important quality a cook must have is patience. With risotto, this is even more crucial, as the cook may be tempted to turn up the heat… Continue reading

Things to do with eggs!

I am fascinated by the versatility of eggs. They are sometimes the only substantial thing I have in my fridge, and I am always looking for new ways to use them. So here… Continue reading

Quick and easy fried rice

Everybody has a go-to dish for when you get home late, are tired and have no energy to experiment with ingredients. Some people make mac and cheese, others eat sandwiches – I cook… Continue reading

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