Author Archives: Alan Bell

On Holiday in the Back Garden

21c and Sunny so time to mimic the lunch we like when in Mallorca. The only difference is that we would normally have it in a café in Alcúdia, whilst today, we sat at our decking table and I was … Continue reading

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One Year On

It has been one year since the first lockdown, and during that time there have been 4,301,925 confirmed cases of CORVID-19 and, sadly, 126,172 deaths attributed to the virus in the UK. In the last few months we have seen … Continue reading

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A Tale of 9 Eggs

As a general rule we have a cooked breakfast or brunch on either Saturday or Sunday; lately that has been poached eggs on toast. Last Sunday, at about 10:30, I boiled up the water in my trusty wok (it’s better … Continue reading

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Cooking is Very Therapeutic

I’ve enjoyed my foray in to cooking over the last few months. I have found it to be a nice change from my day job of software development; very relaxing, except for that hectic part at the end when you … Continue reading

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We Went To Mars With Perseverance

Or at least our names did. Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover – NASA Mars A couple of years back Mary and I signed up to the NASA project to send our names to Mars with the Perseverance Rover. These are the … Continue reading

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COVID–19 Vaccination

To all of those anti vaccination and conspiracy people out there: You have the right, in all countries that believe in free speech, to believe in anything you want no matter how stupid you look to the rest of us. … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Bliss

Well that was a successful weekend’s cooking. As I said in the previous post, Friday’s carbonara was a great success. The boss gave me a gold star for the Mediterranean dinner on Saturday. She has always turned her nose up … Continue reading

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Going Mediterranean–Unfortunately Without the Sun

As I said in my last post, this weeks Saturday dinner will be cod with Mediterranean roast vegetables and a tomato relish. This one is, pretty much, going to be my own concoction, with a few sneak peeks at recipes … Continue reading

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How to Blow Your Taste Buds

In my last Cooking post I mentioned that I would be going Indian and attempting Salmon with Saag Aloo. I have to report that the salmon, glazed with tikka masala paste went down a treat. Not so much with the … Continue reading

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Captain Sir Tom Moore

RIP Sir You gave us cause to smile in difficult times. Thank you

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