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...