Indian Spice and all things nice

It has been noted before on this blog – please see any of the numerous posts involving food! – that we are lucky enough to have our very own Masterchef here on the Hillside.  I wish that I could claim that title for myself but I confess to being much more at home pointing my…

Seriously Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Russian Roulette

Although France is in many ways a culinary paradise there is one thing that the French tastebud does not seem to appreciate and that is the English version of hot and spicy.  Rich and wine-flavoured, delicate, perfumed and oriental, mock Mexican and fruity Moroccan are savoured with the utmost appreciation but trying to introduce our…

Homely things #1 – Baking and Eggs

Images of Things that speak of Home………. As someone who is not overly gifted in the art of cooking – let’s be honest, a slice of bread in a toaster runs the risk of total annihilation at my hands – I take a surprising pleasure in the process of baking.  I still have my occasional…