Monthly Archives: February 2011

Braised Pork Cheeks with Blood Orange and Chilli

Braised pork cheeks with mexican rice

The terrible pictures are back, did you miss them?

I am incredibly easy to influence, my subconscious soaks up anything I’m exposed to like a thirsty sponge. If I’m watching TV and someone has a cup of tea, I will want a cup of tea. If in the next scene they’re drinking a glass of orange juice I will want a glass of orange juice. Sometimes just asking me if I want something is enough to plant the suggestion in my head that I do.

So when a few weeks ago two separate blog posts from Carla at Can be Bribed with Food and Helen at Food Stories both appeared in my Google Reader with recipes for slow braised pork cheeks in blood orange and chipotle I knew exactly what I had to do. Continue reading


Hello again…

Sleepy Bear

It is harder than you'd think to find a good picture of a sleepy bear on the internet

*Yawn* *stretch* right then, shall we see if I remember how to do this blogging thing?

How have you done with your New Year’s Resolutions so far? Still hitting the gym every morning before work? Still avoiding that post-work glass of wine? Managing to eat more fruit and veg? Smoking less, or not at all? If you are well done, you’re certainly stronger willed than I am. I don’t usually go in for New Year’s Resolutions, because frankly I know I won’t stick to them. I certainly won’t stick to them in the two most depressing months of the year. After all the festive joy and socially sanctioned gluttony of December, January and the whole idea of New Year’s Resolutions feels like a cold hard slap in the face, and a bloated hungover face at that. So if you have managed it seriously congratulations, I don’t know how you’ve done it. Continue reading