Food news

Hi. I’m feeling a bit shattered after a very busy day in the office. Time to unwind by chatting to you guys about food, one of my favourite subjects as you all know! 😋

I was drawn to this pic of berries as I’m trying to eat more of these recently. It’s not difficult. They’re really tasty and really good for you, an easy habit to keep. Yesterday I had blueberries with yoghurt for pudding for lunch, today strawberries au naturel. Tomorrow? Who knows. Fruit of the day may be nectarines or blueberries or a combo of the same, let’s live a little!!

On tonight’s menu is scallops with black pudding and potato wedges from Ocado. I’ve made this dinner before and we enjoyed it. Not for some I know.. the scallops too fishy for some, the black pudding not desired by all, but we like it and it’s quick and easy to make on a week night.

There’s been some good cooking and eating going on as usual in The Waffle household over the past week. Here are some of the highlights…

1 Spiced crab Mac n’cheese.. recipe from BBC Good Food Magazine. Very good, oh so good. We gobbled this up fast. It was my first time using Old Bay Seasoning which I bought from Amazon. I’m definitely making this again.

2 Speedy Chicken Laksa.. recipe from the Good Housekeeping Express cookbook. All the recipes work in this book and they only take 30 minutes. Always tastes like you’ve cooked a proper meal from scratch. David must have told me 3+ times how much he enjoyed this dinner. I do like noodles for a change.

3 Bengali fish curry… recipe from BBC Good Food Magazine. I used cod for this. It was delicious. Also easy to make but you need to allow 30 minutes for marinating. I would make this again too. It seems like a healthy curry as no butter or coconut milk involved, a light tomato sauce.

4 Cassis Spritz cocktail… recipe from BBC Good Food Magazine. Every bank holiday I make a new cocktail. This one included Cynar liqueur which is Italian, made from artichokes.. (didn’t tell David that beforehand!). It was nice and refreshing. We added a little more crème de cassis than the recipe said as it seemed to need just a little more sweetness. It’s a sweet yet bitter balanced drink topped up with wine and soda water. I might make it again, but I’ll also explore what else I can make with the rest of the bottle of Cynar. I ❤️❤️❤️using new ingredients and tasting new things. I will never tire of this. Cheers! 🥂Xx

Published by thewindsorwaffle

I love food and cooking (and eating). I live in Windsor, Berkshire with my husband David.

3 thoughts on “Food news

  1. Had a chuckle at not telling your partner what’s in the cocktail. Loved all the food options you showed (maybe not the black pudding 🤣) but sadly my husband has the culinary sophistication of a five year old! I love to look at exciting recipes but then realise “Nah, he won’t like it.” Sigh.

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    1. I have the same but have got clever over the years of marriage by eg chopping up veg very very small and hiding in a pie. I’ve found he will eat almost anything if covered in a cheese sauce 😂😂!


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