King of the Sandwich People

Got back to University. Having shopped I treated myself to a luxery sandwich. The last thing I ate was a rancid pizzaesque thing on the plane about 24 hours ago. BA always do them; either I burn my mouth on them or they are cold and soggy. The sandwich...

Good Friday

Breakfast this morning was a plate of scrambled eggs with tarragon, prepared for me by my boyfriend. At lunchtime, I had some cold pasta with salt and a bit of Tabasco. I had dessert with lunch – a bit of quark (non-fat soft cheese) mixed with a spoonful of...

Hot cross buns

Friday April 14th Good Friday. After the gym I settled down to a serious hot cross bun. In other countries they might chase after mad rabbits scattering chocolate eggs, but hot cross buns are the real thing. You can buy white ones, but don’t. The best ones are brown,...

Salad days

I worked from home this morning, which meant I went straight from my shower/dress/primp routine to sitting at my desk for a few hours – which meant I skipped breakfast. Not clever. At 11 AM, I heated up a bit of rice, which I ate with soy sauce, Tabasco,...

The best burger in London?

I admit, lunching on a burger when one is attempting to reduce the amount of processed food in one’s diet does not really seem to be in keeping with the spirit of said attempt. But this burger was different. Really. It was a late lunch – 2PM – and,...

Chocolate – I knew it!

As readers of the Singleton Diet will know, I usually eat a couple of squares of dark chocolate every day. I like it, and it makes me happy. Now Prof Roger Corder has found that it makes you less likely to suffer arterial blockages and heart attacks. The key,...

Nutrition mission

Last week I was unfortunate enough to be struck down with a particularly nasty virus, which meant I didn’t eat much of anything for several days. Trust me on this: A life in which one’s most substantial meal is a cup of broth and couple of dry water crackers...

Let’s get cracking!

Just thought I’d clear the smoke and make my dramatic entrance. I have been eating salads for over a week now; lettuce, tomato, ham and feta with olive oil. This is because I only have access to fairly primitive cooking appliances as I am on holiday. I must say...

Basmati saffron rice with duck

Saturday April 8th The Basmati rice came free. There is a promotional effort on, with free packs handed out with glossy literature. Is it all that different? Yes. I cooked it on the stove top for 10 minutes with a little saffron. A friend told me that saffron is...

Barbecue time

Friday April 7th The first barbecue of the year! It wasn’t quite like the ones I used to enjoy in the Florida Keys, but after the coldest winter reported for 40 years, it felt good. Interestingly, the supermarkets were not yet selling barbecue stuff. The assistant gave a shiver...