I love my flat. I really love it. It's perfect and isn't a tiny craphole and it has a lovely kitchen and it's close to work and I need to keep saying this because I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanna ziga-zig-ah. Ha! Just kidding. But I really, really do want a barbecue. I have no outdoor … Continue reading National BBQ week recipe: Cheatin’ Slow Cooker BBQ Beef
You think you know satay? You don't know shit. That's Momma Lewishambles' approach to satay, though of course she'd never be so coarse as to swear at you. She'd simply raise her eyebrows and say "oh that's interesting" before mentally noting that you're a pervert who uses peanut butter in a satay sauce instead of … Continue reading Recipe: Real Satay Sauce. Not for Wimps!
I made a startling discovery this week: my plans for travel, house redecorating and various adventures was going to be severely curtailed by lack of funds. #Middleclassproblems, you say (because like me you're ancient enough to think that saying "hashtag" out loud isn't the world's most embarrassing thing to do), but needs must and I've … Continue reading Budget Time: Green Curry Cauliflower Soup
What ho, readers! (All 5 of you). SO after Basel-ing a couple of weeks ago it's been manic in the Lewishambles household. I say manic, but, honestly it's been more of a combination of a general end-of-the-financial-year clusterbang at work meets the terrifying realisation that budgeting has to happen at some point in my life. … Continue reading GLAMorgan Sausage Rolls
Yeast-based cookery is something of a bugbear of mine. You see, cakes behave. Baking is just chemistry with added deliciousness, and butter (inevitably). Yeast adds an element of speculation, a spin of the roulette wheel to your everyday kitchen science. There's a wild animal in your baking, or a single-celled organism at the very least, … Continue reading Buzzing – Bienenstich Cake Bars
Sometimes in life it's the simple things which matter. And in the matter of saving money in the depths of winter (Lewisham is bitter right now), it's all about simple food. Food which sticks to the ribs without hanging off the wallet. Simple, good food which makes your house smell good. But what, I hear … Continue reading You must be soaking…
After the existential crises of Ikea last week, I was ready to face getting the new purchases up onto the walls of my home like an adult. So, naturally, I called my parents. This is completely normal for my generation, by the way. I am one of nature's weaklings, it's true (I have the upper … Continue reading Metamorphoses