It was just my birthday weekend! I had originally planned to spend Sunday baking four kinds of delicious little cupcakes and plaster my blog with tasty photos, but my social life trumped my kitchen activities for once, and I ran out of time. This is not to say, however, that I won’t be baking four kinds of delicious little cupcakes for myself — all in time, my friends. I did eat a lot of cake and enjoyed a lot of lovely meals to celebrate my 30th year over the weekend. But after eating out in London four days in a row, I was so happy to come home on Monday (my actual birthday) to enjoy a simple delicious meal prepared for me.

pan fried cod with mash and cheese sauce

Taking inspiration from his dinner at the Electric in Notting Hill, Jonny pan fried some cod and served it over creamy mash with a rich and smooth cheese sauce. Drool. (more…)

Sunday dinner seems like an appropriate meal to start this blog with. Jonny and I spent the day in the rain in Bath not doing anything we had planned to do, so coming home to Dorchester with a huge piece of trout and a sunny break in the clouds was a lovely turn to the evening. Jonny’s been doing push ups and I’ve been waiting patiently by the fridge ever since…

The things I love about cooking trout: It’s so easy. It’s oh so tasty. It’s good for you (omega 3s and protein, yeah!) And it’s cheap. The 365g filet put us back £3.60. That’s easily enough for three people, but Jonny is buffing up (pushups, etc.) so he had extra. And along side roasted sweet potatoes (2 for 50p) and some broccoli (400g for 64p) we’re comfortably under £5. (I don’t count mustard because the amount you use is probably a fraction of a penny.)

This isn’t really a recipe, so without further ado… (more…)