Masala Chai is a spiced tea that fills the house with the beautiful aromas of cinnamon and ginger. It’s a sweet tea that should be lingered over with friends and family.
Padron Peppers are one of my favourite snacks to eat with a beer. These salty, sometimes fiery peppers are ready in minutes and transport me back to the first time I ate them in Barcelona.
Roasting Beetroots allow the beautiful, delicate flavour of this majestic vegetable to shine through. Just add olive oil, salt and sprigs of rosemary to create a perfect side dish.
We always end up growing more tomatoes than we can possibly eat in one summer so in September I pick the last of the crop and make sauces that I can use throughout the year.
Vegetable growing was tough this summer as the weather was even more unpredictable that usual. We had some successes and some straight up failures. Find out which was which.
This potato salad is no meagre side dish, it’s the main event. We had a really good potato haul this year so I’ve been able to make this hearty salad a few times.
During the summer holidays the cracks started to appear as I tried to juggle being full time Mum, writing and my mental health. I decided to give myself a break from OTC and today I’m back writing with a catch up of the special things we ate over the summer.
One of my depression-fighting favourites is salmon and tinned salmon still has the nutrients that protect and improve brain function. Tinned Salmon Fishcakes are a great way to use up leftover mash.
This easy dish is a crispy delight to eat whilst doing your body lots of good. A great alternative to a traditional Sunday dinner.
Being a partner to someone with post-natal depression is extremely hard. There is little support for the partners while they try to keep the world together for you. I would have been lost without Paul’s love and support throughout my depression.