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How to trim artichokes, baby or otherwise.

Another other “How To” post…. I fear I’m one step away from becoming a career agony aunt. I’m going to keep this brief because cleaning artichokes is time consuming enough. I think the only real thing to mention here is that if I were you I would err on the side of caution when it comes to picking off the leaves. Apparently there’s nothing like gnawing on some tough foliage to ruin an evening. Continue reading

Black rice salad with raw peppers, mango and coriander

Ok, I’ve found something I’m annoyed about although I’m secretly pleased because it will make writing this post so much easier. I’m annoyed that it’s boring to hear about people’s trips to the gym. Even if you have a funny anecdote about the gym, you can’t share it because people who don’t go to the gym just think you’re a massive twat. Continue reading

The best ever, super garlicky beans

I’ve been having a real issue with automated machines lately. Cash points are just about okay, although every time I use one my heart slightly skips a beat knowing my card will get eaten. Train and tube ticketing machines are worse as I always seem to find myself prodding and to no avail. “Can it really be possible that transport related machines have subpar sense detection?”, I muse contemplatively. Oh god, while I’m on transport – aeroplane inflight entertainment systems are particularly irritating. The amount of times I’ve tried to watch Citizen Kane and ended up re-watching Armageddon and it being entirely the fault of technology is… no times. I love Armageddon. BUT they still are crap. Continue reading

How to make supermarket hummus better/bearable

Another “how to” column! I love these, they’re so StumbleUpon. In a way I’m a little embarrassed to be writing such a basic post, but this embarrassment was outweighed by years of frustration over having to eat bland, slightly dry and very unremarkable hummus. Continue reading

Quinoa tabbouleh-style salad

Food blogging is a myth. I’ve only just realised it but people go to food blogs for reasons completely apart from the food. In fact, I’ve continually skipped over the actual recipes from my favourite food blog, Recipe Rifle, for the past few years. It’s a fairly bare-bones type of site with pretty average photos but the writing is hilarious. Every time I read it my girl crush on Esther Walker grows more creepy and my day is a little more wonderful. Continue reading