Brrrr-ata

Cool, creamy burrata served on tender stem broccoli with crispy chilli and garlic. It was as amazing as it sounds and so simple. It also felt light and fresh but still indulgent. Perfect for when it’s not mid-winter anymore but you’re not quite ready for cold crispy salads. Separate the stems from the florets of…

Friday night treat

I am currently on a specially designed diet (the real meaning of the word, not a weight loss fad) which is very healthy and includes lots of things I usually eat, but excludes lots of other things I also used to eat (refined sugar, refined carbohydrates, heavily processed foods and alcohol, basically anything that’s just…

My speciali-tea

Tea. Warm, inviting nectar of the gods. My usual brew is strong enough to stand a teaspoon in (strong because of the tea, not from leaving the bag in for an hour and coming back to a lukewarm scummy atrocity!) with just enough milk to turn it caramel coloured. I no longer drink caffeineated tea…

Putting the ‘comfort’ into ‘uncomfortable’

What do you do when you’re stressed, sad, worried, anxious or just overwhelmed by whatever is going on in your life? I’m not always good at compartmentalising, so I need a safe space. For me, it’s my house. Mr Tall and I had some big, not necessarily bad, and not totally unexpected news this week,…

Let it snow!

    We’ve got snow this week. Mr Tall woke me up and suggested that I might like to look outside. Once I found my glasses and realised it was snowing I felt excited about the whole day. I know it’s not for everyone, but as my work is a two-mile walk from my house,…

Hygge by any other name…

There’s is nothing better to me than the simple pleasure of being relaxed and content, surrounded by the people and things that make you comfortable. It is this sense of warmth and cosiness and my love of that feeling which I think is why, no matter how wonderful a time I’m having, I always get…