Foodie Friday – Chana Dal with Spinach & Tomato (Curry Night Part 3)

Finally, here it is (drum roll please), the third dish in the New Year's Day curry menu and I promise that you won't be disappointed. Having now cooked three dishes from Madhur Jaffrey's book, Curry Easy Vegetarian, they all have a big, fat tick besides them. Each one was delicious and I can't wait to … Continue reading Foodie Friday – Chana Dal with Spinach & Tomato (Curry Night Part 3)

A Novel Idea – not exactly a book, but an interview with Paul Auster

In a candid interview at the Guardian, author Paul Auster — who turns 70 next month — discusses his breadth of work over the decades, American life and politics in the age of Trump, and his new novel, 4321, which he refers to as the biggest book of his life. via Paul Auster: ‘I Feel Utterly … Continue reading A Novel Idea – not exactly a book, but an interview with Paul Auster

Tastebuds – Primo Bar & Bistro, St Lawrence Gap

We have a bucket list of restaurants in Barbados and this one made it to the top as we'd heard many good things about it. I made the reservation on-line, marked it on the calendar and looked forward to the day arriving. We were not disappointed, as this is the best restaurant that we’ve been … Continue reading Tastebuds – Primo Bar & Bistro, St Lawrence Gap

Oversight – the printed word

Image Credit: Steve McCurry/Magnum Photos In the words of Sir Paul McCartney and in "this ever-changing world in which we live in" the power and attraction of the printed word is all to often overlooked. As we continue to move more and more towards tablets and e-readers (and other new devices that I can't even imagine), … Continue reading Oversight – the printed word

A bit on the side… Warm Courgette & Corn Salad

This is a dish I've made many times and it works so well with burgers (halloumi, veggie or meat) as it acts a little like a salsa or relish would. It's messy to put in on the bun, but great on the side! It's also good with grilled or blackened fish.   Warm Courgette & … Continue reading A bit on the side… Warm Courgette & Corn Salad

Foodie Friday – Black-eyed Peas with Coriander & Green Chillies (Curry Night Part 2)

As mentioned in last week's Foodie Friday post, I spent New Year's Day doing what I love; cooking and eating some amazing food from my new cookbook, Curry Easy Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffrey. That lady is pure genius and I thank her again for such a wonderful book. I made three dishes in total (1) … Continue reading Foodie Friday – Black-eyed Peas with Coriander & Green Chillies (Curry Night Part 2)

A Novel Idea – The Lady in the Van, by Alan Bennett

Image Source: http://www.goodreads.com Technically not a novel, more a story or script, and more recently made in to a movie released in 2016. However, the wonderfully written book deserves to be shared and I hope that you give it a chance. Bennett tells the story of Miss Shepherd, who lived in a van in his … Continue reading A Novel Idea – The Lady in the Van, by Alan Bennett