Category Archives: Random

Food flags

Check out these amazing flags made with food most commonly associated with that country. I have never wanted to eat a flag so much! Honestly, I would eat any of these!

I think the flag for Thailand is the most creative, very clever use of the blue swimmer crab.

Which is your favourite? Comments below.

National flags made with food from the country

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Genoa and Cinque Terre

A selection of photos from Genoa and Cinque Terre, summer 2012. No effects or colour enhancers used.

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And me..eating pizza of course

And me..eating pizza of course

 

All photographs copyright EatNowTalkLater © 2013. All rights reserved.

Summer Breakfasts

My six week holiday is coming to an end as I go back to work on Monday (and become a student again!) I have had such a brilliant holiday and seen so many friends, so thank you to everyone! I have surprised myself with how busy I’ve been, and so I have to apologise to all my followers for disappearing from Eat Now Talk Later recently. I’m sorry!

But now I’m back! It’s really hard to get back into blogging when you get out the habit and I wasn’t really sure where to start! So I’m just starting with a few photos of some of my favourite breakfasts from this summer.

Those of you who know me well, know I am NOT a morning person. I treasure my sleep greatly so I always resent the mornings. But, if you invite me out to brunch, I suddenly become all sociable! Ooh I do love a cooked breakfast!

Apologies for the quality of these photos, they were taken on my phone. 

Huevos rancheros at Banners, Crouch End. A lovely brunch with my darling friend Dasha. In the background you see gingerbread pancakes with bacon and eggs.

Toasted bagel with wilted spinach and a poached egg. Homemade brunch with my sister Danya-Zohar.

Birthday pancakes I made for Mr L, topped with nutella and banana.

Birthday pancakes for Mr L, this one with cottage cheese and honey.

Okay, I admit it. I love houmous and baked beans together!

A Simple Breakfast

Delicious and simple. Happy Sunday! x

Recently one of my recipes was reblogged by the lovely Cjdelgrosso. It felt so nice to be appreciated and recognised in that way and reminded me about the super ‘reblog’ button at the top of wordpress.com. Then, this morning I stumbled upon this wonderful blog post by The Botanical Baker (Urvashi from The Great British Bake Off!) – an excellent and wonderful post about ways to resuse your roses after Valentine’s Day. Recycling your roses – brilliant! I shall definitely be trying some of these tips. So I really recommend that you check it out!

The Botanical Kitchen

If you received a beautiful bunch of roses for Valentine’s Day, they should still be going strong.  If they are starting to wilt, re-cut the stems on a diagonal and then pop them back into a squeaky clean vase with freshwater.  You only need about 2 inches worth of water.  Any more than this will make the stems go soggy more quickly.

Personally I’m itching to get at my roses and make some rose oil and syrup!  They have been used for centuries for their aesthetic appeal but they have very practical uses for our general well-being too.  Rose oils are used in aromatherapy to relive stress and also as part of skin care routines for dry or ageing skins.  I realise now why my elderly Indian aunties smell of roses!

They are edible and I’ve been asked lots of questions about them this week – a lady actually stopped me in…

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Purple Brussel Sprouts

Food Club this week was Christmukka (Christmas and Hanukkah) themed. We had some delicious foods, including mulled cider, potato latkes, mince pies, my sister’s delicious christmas tree brownies, and spinach and artichoke dip (from Elly of VCBT).

Amongst other things, I made brussel sprouts. Is this your idea of food hell? Well, I know they are not the most popular vegetable for a lot of people, but they are traditionally eaten at Christmas and personally I like them! The problem is that too many people boil them until they are soft and smell like farts. Yes I said farts.

Brussel sprouts are so much better paired with garlic (I’m Indian-Italian; every meal starts with garlic!)

Purple sprouts seem to be relatively newly available.  The first mention I can find of them being available to us in the UK is from November 2010. When I saw them in Tesco I have to admit I was a bit excited! They are beautifully rich in a reddish-purple colour.

I boiled them for a few minutes until they were just starting to soften and then fried them in butter, olive oil and plenty of garlic. They lose some colour when boiling and the water turns purple!

My first impression when eating them was that they were slightly sweeter and less ‘cabbagey’ than normal sprouts. They were really quite tasty and everyone at food club thought so too!

My conclusion is that they are really tasty and worth a try; excitingly new and full of colour! However don’t give up on the regular green sprouts; we don’t want to make them redundant!

My Recipes On Confused.com

I had the really exciting opportunity a couple of weeks ago to write and photograph some of my recipes for a guest spot blog on confused.com. I had a great time doing it, and they featured 3 of my recipes for money saving winter meals. If you haven’t seen it yet, click here!

You can find extra unpublished pictures on my gallery page.