Sometimes you just hit the jackpot. You hit one of those moments when all your stars are aligned and everything seems just perfect. You’re in a cosy bar, in good company. The barman is handsome and chatty (even if he is half your age!) And you are sipping on the most sublime drink you’ve ever tasted.Continue reading “Bacon Schnapps?! Yes, please!”
It’s been a while since I made fajitas. I’m not sure why, as they really don’t take very long to make. I guess I get stuck in a cooking rut sometimes and just end up making the same few dishes on repeat. But recently, when a friend came to lunch, I thought I’d pull out all the stops and make something a bit special. Continue reading “Homemade Fajitas [Recipe]”
In my ongoing quest to live a healthier lifestyle, I try to avoid overly-processed and high-sugar foods. Luckily for me, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I do love hazelnut spread. I was shocked to discover that the “branded” spreads contain only 13% hazelnuts and a whopping 56% sugar. This homemade version contains 82% hazelnuts and just 12% sugar. I would still consider this a sweet treat, so I wouldn’t be eating it wholesale. However, as sweet treats go, it’s pretty low in sugar and pretty dense in nutrients. You could reduce the sugar if you liked, but I find it needs this much sugar to counteract the bitterness of the nuts and dark chocolate.
This recipe is super-quick and easy. I hope you enjoy it! Continue reading “Homemade Nutella”
Making the most of nature’s bounty is a huge part of my philosophy. I try to make use of anything that is available to me, whether it’s fruit and vegetables I grow myself, that given to me by friends and neighbours or wild food I find out in the fields and forests. So when I found a large patch of young nettles in the back garden recently, I decided to make tea. Continue reading “Homemade Nettle Tea”
“I think you should drive,” Arūnas said.
“No, no – I’ll walk. It’s just around the corner,” I replied. The weather was sweltering and I had just stepped out of my non-air-conditioned, sauna of a car – I had no desire to get back in. Besides, the market really was just around the corner. I was still on the phone to Arūnas when I got there. It was a four-minute march, tops. Continue reading “Tauragė Vegetable Market”