THE SINGING COOK - a celebration of all things delicious

THE SINGING COOK - a celebration of all things delicious


the posts

PUMPKIN PERSISTENCE

We’ve just harvested our pumpkin crop! 
2 small but perfectly formed baby pumpkins. 

Not very impressive you might say and indeed you are right.

I have friends who are not even interested in gardening who seem to be…

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DREAMING OF HEDGEHOGS

Ever since we moved to our cottage I’ve had the dream that one day a  hedgehog would come and stay. 
But though we’ve had midnight sightings of badgers, a fleeting view of a fox and visits from all other…

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TOO MANY LEMONS; TOO MANY EGGS.

Recently there have been complaints from the cake-eating department in our house that there have only been ‘healthy cakes’   on offer for like - Ever! You know, the kind that are made from dates, cashew nuts and have Absolutely…

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LET'S CHAAT!

Now before  you ask dear readers, no, there is not a spelling mistake in the above title.  Not that I am in any way immune to making the odd spelling mistake here and there... but, this time I can…

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A GARDEN LUNCH

The garden is in full bloom. Edible flowers abound; the tomatoes are ripening - and we’ve already had way too many dinners that revolve around home-grown runner beans. 

Yes - it’s the perfect time for a ‘garden lunch’…

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"BEACH-READY" BODY SCRUB

It’s that time of the year in this part of the world folks  - yup, summertime is well and truly here. 
With it  - joys abound - from bobbing poppies at the edge of ripening fields of wheat, to…

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ELDERFLOWER ICE-CREAM

So guys, no gossip, no Deep Thought, no little stories or anecdotes from the week this time around.

Not that I'm feeling lazy or anything - it's just that I've got Other-Things-To-Do right now.

However, I just…

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RICE AND DAHL

It all started because there was no rice. 

The lentils for my dahl  were bubbling happily in a pot, the mix of freshly grown fenugreek leaves, potatoes and tomatoes  that were going to be the vegetable side were…

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WHAT I HAVE FOR BREAKFAST

I have the lucky chance to be able to talk to different people from around the world on a regular basis and one of the things I often ask is, "What do you have for breakfast?". 

It might…

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about this blog

A long time ago I had a beautiful friend who was an amazing singer and also, a fantastic cook. I remember her telling me that singing and cooking go together. At that time in my life,  while I knew I could sing, I didn't yet know that I could cook. ...

Many years later, I discovered that, yes... I could cook and not only that, but it was a great source of joy and a wonderful compliment to the process of song writing and composition.

In the gentle rhythm of chopping or mixing,  tasting and stirring,  a space seems to be  created where ideas bubble up from a deeper source; where lyrics suddenly flow and ideas spring up from nowhere.

This blog collection started off as a present for a dear friend - just for fun. For a while it remained secret, it's presence known to only a few while I experimented to see whether I might be able to write recipes and make photos! Now,  I've decided to share this celebration of 'all things delicious' with you all and hope you enjoy! 

A bit like my own music it doesn't really adhere to any particular 'genre'.  It's simply a log of things I like and have fun with.  Inspired in part by the things going on in my garden, the movement of the seasons and my newfound love of photography, I really have no idea where it will go. However,  like the creative process that governs everything else in my life, including my cooking, the path will be revealed.

Enjoy!


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