Aperol sour

I like an Aperol spritz for it’s speed, simplicity, and the sociability of a longer shared drink, but when I have the time to make it and am in the mood for a cocktail, I’d rather drink this Aperol Sour – I think that’s because it is reminiscent of a Negroni, which I adore (you… Continue reading Aperol sour

Sweet + Sour chicken balls

As much as I like to pretend that I’m sophisticated in my food preferences, when it comes to a takeaway all I really want is a pile of sweet + sour chicken balls. There’s just something about them that I find both comforting and exciting, a bit like walking around holding a takeaway coffee in… Continue reading Sweet + Sour chicken balls

Som Tam – Thai salad

In my early twenties I taught English in Thailand, and I ate absolutely heaps of this salad – these were flavours I’d never encountered before, and I couldn’t get enough of them. I can’t say that this is a particularly authentic recipe because the likelihood of sourcing green papaya or dried shrimp where I live… Continue reading Som Tam – Thai salad