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The End of the Alphabet

Here we are. The end of the alphabet. I have made it to Z, leaving me at rather a loose end. Do I go back and start again? Do I farewell Edible Alphabet and start something new? Let me know what you think, any ideas or suggestions are most welcome. So Mr. Z. The obvious […]

The Heat of a Taiwanese Summer

It is always difficult to imagine temperatures different from what you are currently in. Yes, you know what it is like to be huddled under duvets with a hot water bottle and a cold nose, alternating what hand you use to turn the pages of your book so one doesn’t get too icy. You know […]

Ginger Kisses

My little sister is a baker extrodinaire. Being both patient and a perfectionist means that she is able to create the most delicate treats. She has even nominated herself to make our wedding cake for us! We have just spent a perfect weekend together with her visiting me in Auckland before she takes off for […]

Mushroom Soup for the English Teacher’s Soul

Perhaps a controversial choice considering the title of this post, but my W ingredient is wine. Obviously it is necessary¬†while¬†I am cooking after a long day at work, in a glass to be sipped on as I potter around the kitchen, but I also use wine in a range of dishes. From white wine in […]

The Ultimate of Comforts

And I flew back to New Zealand to autumn. The weather is now cool and crisp, blue skies and orange leaves and jackets. I love it when it is like this; red wine and hearty stews creep their way into the kitchen after a summer of hibernation and it becomes perfectly legitimate to spend Sunday […]

Udon Noodles and the Beginning of an Adventure

I am currently sitting in Hong Kong International Airport, excitement and fatigue making the four hours tick past painfully slowly, waiting to board the plane for Taiwan for two weeks with Ollie. What better way to kill time than to finally blog my UDON noodle recipe while I dream of all the new and exciting […]

T is for Tomato

Nicole and I have had many a heated debates over whether tomatoes or cucumbers are the superior vegetable. The answer, obviously, is tomatoes. Raw in a salad, slow cooked and sweet, simmered for pasta, with lentils and coconut milk for a curry, I would be lost without them in my fridge. Although my plants have […]