Sunday afternoon is dip o'clock. It's the time to nibble on crackers and cheese and dips and sip on cold beers (well, it's nearly cold beer weather, and it's nearly the end of the month, which means I can nearly have a cold beer). One thing I should tell you about me is that I am really keen on making home-made dips and sauces - and also making other people's creations (see here). This roasted red . . .
Since the soda water incident towards the start of my month-long drinking ban, one thing has become very clear: I need a drink. I don't mean an alcoholic one; I'm talking about something I can drink out of a nice glass while those around me sip on their beer or bourbon, something a little bit more exciting than soft drink or water. I decided it was time to consult the bible, aka the book tome that . . .
Before we get onto the leeks, let's talk about how I'm giving up alcohol this month. Last time we spoke I already had the idea in my head about doing an extended period of abstinence from booze. Today, I can say I'm six days in and going strong. Last night I was faced with my first significant drinking event since the start of the month - a Friday night birthday party at my favourite place to . . .
Most Fridays, I wake up thinking, "Yay, it's Friday! I'm gonna have a few quiet drinks tonight, because I deserve it." Fast forward 12 hours, and you'll most likely find me giggling uncontrollably, beer sloshing unsteadily in my glass, well on my way to being happily sozzled. The next morning when I wake up, the first thing I ask myself is, "Was last night worth today?" And the answer is usually, . . .
I thought I'd start off with something easy, something tried and tested many, many times, something certified delicious... oven fries! I chose this recipe because I really want to impress the socks off all of you. But first, let me get something straight. I don't have a problem with regular fries that are plunged into bubbling oil and tossed in salt and come out all crispy and amazing. I love . . .