Month: April 2006

Mintade

One of my favourite drinks when it’s sunny (warmth is a bonus) is lemonade or limeade with fresh mint. The juice of either of these, plus still water and sugar or Splenda makes a fine drink, but the mint elevates it...

Kites and mussels

Friday April 28th I’m in Normandy for a few days. Time enough to fly kites from the beach at Cabourg, as many do. Mine was colourful enough, but two teenagers were competing with semi-circular sails big enough to drag them across...

A three fish day

For breakfast, I made myself scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, plus wholemeal toast and strawberries. (One of the perks of my new freelance status is being able to nip to the kitchen at 9.30 – which is much better for breakfast...

Hard cheese

I like most cheeses and eat more of the stuff than is good for me. I like the English hard cheeses, and was pleased to see them making a comeback. Their sales were reported up last year, at the expense of...