Jimmy’s Egg Fried Rice

Jimmy’s Egg Fried Rice

It’s Sunday … this means a few things … we’ve survived the kids for the weekend, it’s bath night, and we want something quick and simple for dinner. Enter my patent pending egg fried rice. This is a rather quick dish, very tasty and rather filling. You can add some...
Onion Bhajis Jimmy Style

Onion Bhajis Jimmy Style

I think I started making onion bhajis about a year ago (maybe it was 2 … time flies when you’re having fun). I’ve made some good ones, I’ve made some great ones. For me the first key ingredient is the gram flour. You can pick some up in one of...
The Lunar Eclipse

The Lunar Eclipse

Too much ambient light and cloud cover tonight with the moon a bit too low in the sky tonight (trees / buildings) but I did manage to get this shot before deciding to call it a night. I also made a new friend a friendly little...
Cake with Goats Cheese and Olives

Cake with Goats Cheese and Olives

Hang on didn’t the title say cake? What do olives and goat cheese have to do with anything? Well in France cake means something quite different. In France a cake is a savoury dish. It also seems to be the dish that the world and it’s mother make especially...
What’s on this weekend?

What’s on this weekend?

A manga expo? A James Turrell expo? Vikings? LVAN? .. lots to do if you’re around Nantes this weekend and at worst you can always follow the green line around the city and have a nice meal (You knew I’ve have to include food in the post right?) As always...
A quick steak stir fry

A quick steak stir fry

It’s lunch time and you want something tasty but quick … I give you a 15 minute steak stir fry! This is a rather quick stir fry it needs a few ingredients however you might not have to hand. Apart from the ginger though they keep for ages when opened. You...
Lentil Spag Bol

Lentil Spag Bol

Without a doubt Spaghetti Bolognese has got to be one of my favourite dishes. To the extent that yes if I see it on a menu in a restaurant I’ll think about it 😀 It’s one of those things that I suspect every student learns how to cook as it’ll be...
Bruschetta

Bruschetta

This is an incredibly quick and simple recipe. It’s perfect for an apero or like I just did … for a refreshing lunch. First thing is first however … kiss your loved ones goodbye! We’re going having raw onion and raw garlic here 🙂 For the...
Crocodiles for dinner anyone?

Crocodiles for dinner anyone?

No we’re not actually having crocodiles for dinner. Can you imagine being a 3 year old and being told you’re having crocodiles though? The name came from a french friend Caroline who makes similar for her kids. This is an incredibly tasty recipe even if I...
Little changes to your daily routine to save the world

Little changes to your daily routine to save the world

At this stage I’m going to guess we’ve all seen the videos about plastic and that we need to make a change? I’d love to say I’ve been good for years but it’s just not the case. I recycle where possible and have now for as long as I can...
Oven Roast Summer Veg

Oven Roast Summer Veg

It’s amazing the difference in flavours you can get by simply changing the way you cook something. Normally I like to fry courgette / tomato / shallot in a pan and maybe add in a small tub of tomato sauce (or not) … changing the method to simply putting it...
Getting around in Nantes with ZenBus

Getting around in Nantes with ZenBus

I rely a lot on public transport in Nantes. When I head into the office in the morning in the city centre I’ll grab the tram line 1. When I head across to the design school where I’m teaching a bit I’ll grab the line 1 and then a bus the rest of the...
Quick and easy Sausage Rolls!

Quick and easy Sausage Rolls!

If you didn’t grow up with sausage rolls you probably don’t miss them. For me it’s one of those things I didn’t realise I missed until I had some again. A neighbour Marie put me onto this and it’s a fun one you can easily make with the...
Cricket in Nantes

Cricket in Nantes

A few weeks back I posted up about the Nantes Loves Cricket weekend for the inauguration of the new official cricket ground in Nantes. Well the video of that event is out (It’s kinda cool) and was shared the other day on FB and here it is below via the YouTube...
Quick grilled pizza bites

Quick grilled pizza bites

Here’s a pretty quick one to share at an apéro. We took it to a picnic tonight and it went down a treat. So you’re going to need: 2 white onions (The ones that have fresh green bits on) 3 – 4 Tomatoes Bacon 1 flat baguette Cheese (Emmental) Fry up...
Le coin des crêpes

Le coin des crêpes

Once upon a time I had never been to France and by proxy had never been to Brittany. Over the next few years every trip to Brittany meant I’d be eating crêpes, drinking Breton cider and putting on the pounds. Since I’ve moved to Nantes however I’ve...