Monthly Archives: November 2010

Ready Steady Cook: The Ingredients

The Kindly Donated Ingredients


Chinese Tea Comes To Falmouth

How to totally relax…..

The Interior Of Heaven

So this week at uni (I’m a journalism student by the way) we had to create a package each….

basically a nice bit of me speaking, a nice bit of someone else speaking, back to me again and some sexy sounds layered beneath.

 I took this opportunity to hang out at my favourite weekend haunt…The Essence of Tea in Falmouth Cornwall for a little while longer than I normally would…I can honestly say it is probably the most relaxing place I’ve ever been!

Have a listen to my report below…guaranteed to make you feel chilled!


What This Week? Ready Steady Cook Challenge!

So I am broke.

I blame this blog….as you can see I like to blame others for my shortcomings (Adrian!).

But honestly, spices and all that jazz are the bane of my wallet….and apparently you need all that stuff to give your food actual taste…more fool me for thinking food actually has integral taste…I’m learning!

So I addressed my peers today in the newsroom and told them that the blog would have to be put on hold for a week due to my ‘zero’ bank balance…Now I wouldn’t like to say that the room fell totally silent…but you could pretty much hear a pin drop….and a few sobs….

Then James the genius piped up- really living up to his new name I must say-

‘No. Wait Jess! This can’t happen! I can’t let you do that….there must be something we can do…’

…..cue moody, rising to inspirational music as he stares towards the window, fingers fondling beard….

‘By God I’ve got it! A ready steady cook style challenge! We’ll all donate an ingredient and you’ll have to make something edible from them all! Damn, I really am a genius…’

….Cue sexy music as he runs his fingers though his hair, flashes a smile and does a finger gun at the camera, a twinkle in his eye….

The room whooped and nodded in agreement….

And so, this week, it’s a student style, impoverished, likely to be truly horrific, probably will result in a week off uni, Ready Steady Cook challenge…..AGH!

The Response: James Is A Genius!

I should mention that approximately 12 hours after this response I had to take a day off uni because I felt pretty bleak…I like to think it wasn’t because of my cooking…but who knows!

Musical responses:

What music does this food make you think of?



The Daily Munch: Thai Green Curry

Filmed and eaten by the brave and loyal Lucy :

and Anne:

Recipe by the wondrous James:

Long may we all survive my cooking!

Tonight I Will Be Making…

The Recipe Book

Preparation method…proposed by James:

Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the green curry paste and sugar and cook over a fairly high heat for about a minute, stirring with the lemongrass paste. Reduce the heat slightly and stir in the chicken pieces and lime leaves or zest until coated in the paste. Add the chilli and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the coconut milk and soy sauce and bring to a simmer, cooking for 25-30 minutes until thickened slightly. Stir in the coriander and lime juice. Check for seasoning, adding more soy sauce if needed.

The curry is now best left to sit for a few minutes so the sauce becomes creamier.

Serve with your choice of rice

Expert Advice From A Novice

Try it at home!

The Response: Blame Adrian

This video is not as good as the first…they will get better I promise!

This video features Lucy and  Anne

What This Week? (Asian food)

Now I know I haven’t posted a response to the pasta dish just yet…and that because I’m not happy with the video, and am considering a better way to rate my meals…any ideas, let me know…

However, I do need to know what I’m going to make this week?

The theme this week is ASIAN….so shoot- Asian meals I can create…..thanks!

The Daily Munch:salmon and creme fraiche pasta

’Pasta La Vista Baby’…That was lame…much like the pasta…

Thanks to Lucy and Anne for the filming