Meat Free

Today was our ‘you choose, I cook’ day. This week I chose Hugh F-W Veg, Sally chose a meal, well actually a meal and a salad.  I cooked the meal and made the salad. Hang on, what happened there? Who cares, they were both delicious.  So what did we end up having? Chilli, cheese and […]

Being Johnpa

Throughout our lives we are different things to different people.  In my life so far, I have been or am a son, brother, father, husband, partner, lover, nephew, cousin, friend and many more beside.  Some I have chosen, some have been by dint of circumstance, or birth. Four plus years ago, shortly before I met […]

I-spy fish pie

One of the joys of a partner having a day off when you are working, is to come home to the smell of cooking.  With Sally this can be anything, most often it is bread.  Is there anything that beats the smell of fresh baked bread? Tonight it was not the smell of baking bread […]

Comfort Food

There are days when all you want to eat is comfort food; forget your gourmet cookbooks, ignore the spice cupboard and look away from the herbs. Had a bad day at work? Too tired to cook? Feeling unwell? Or just as we did, yearn for something warm and comforting on a cold winter’s night. What […]