BBQ and Chili

Trying Dutch Oven with Le Creuset Chili Ingredients 500 g cut beef 1 onion 1 glove garlic 2 fresh chillies 1 tbsp cummin 1 tbsp DRUB No. 2 Vampire some paprika and cayenne powder fresh herbs from the garden: oregano, rosemary etc 1 can of kidney beans salt freshly ground rainbow pepper 1 can of…

Tomahawk Steak BBQ

Aldi in Scotland had Tomahawk Steaks So of course we had to try them out! To make sure we don’t ruin the meat and honor the beasty we checked some quys on YouTube and really liked HowtoBBQRight the most. Check out yourself: Our First Try Anyhow, after getting the BBQ started and letting the meat…

BBQ Season Experiments 01

BBQ and Stir Fry As BBQ season is in full swing we decided to begin experimenting with our spherically shaped grill. The first experiment was to make a stir fry. A while ago I bought a cast iron wok with a long wooden handle. I also have an olive wood spoon which is at least…

Living Wall: Installation

It’s alive! So this weekend was the weekend to install the first bit of the living wall. The last planting pockets are still on their way to roost. Okay let’s start with the frame. Tip: if you buy the textile planting pockets (don’t install the frame before they arrive) despite specifications they are between 1-2…

Left-Overs Sushi

Occasionally, when I really can’t stand the idea of yet another sandwich, I like to get sushi for lunch. The delis close to campus have a pretty decent but not inexpensive selection. This is also where I discovered avocado sushi—I know, awesome right? So last week, after dinner we have a lot of rice left…

Pizza Sauce Version 01

1 Can Chopped Tomatoes 1/2 Tube Tomato Triple Concentrate 1/4 tbsp salt 1/2 tbsp freshly crushed rainbow peppers 1 tbsp oregano Blend until smooth thick sauce happens

Accidental Best Pizza

I shared my favourite pizza-dough a long, long, long … long time ago. But, well you know how accidents—or forgetting to buy flour three times in a row *cough*—can lead to unexpected outcomes? So here is an even better dough recipe! Whoohoo. Isn’t that exciting? Mini-cheat Okay continuing with the food-porn. So I have begun…

Inflamed Gums

If you are like me you might struggle with painful gums and teeth during stressful times or—let’s be honest—the chocolate binging during the holidays. I wanted to share a couple of things that have helped me through last year’s fairly painful episodes without needing a new filling. What do you think? What works for you?…

Living Wall—Planning Stage

This is the first post about building an outdoor living wall. The conditions are less than favorable: West facing in Scotland…This is phase one planning, costing, and taking herbal headcounts