Magic has become a bit of a running theme this past month. Today, lunch prep was accompanied by the sounds of squealing children being taught magic tricks by a (very patient, very lovely) volunteer. The kids took delight in showing us the magic they had learnt, as well as revealing the secrets of the tricks. […]Read more "Chapter Nineteen – “Magic doesn’t exist, kids”"
Q. What do you make for a beach picnic lunch when you have 2 vegetarians, 1 flexitarian, 1 vegephobe, 1 person with texture issues and 1 16 year old who doesn’t like cheese (apart from halloumi and cream cheese, both of which he loves)? A. Turkey and Happy Cow cheese salad sandwiches (on white bread) […]Read more "Chapter Ten – “This group has a lot of issues”"
Today’s cooking was conducted in four languages: the usual mix of English and Arabic, with everything repeated in German for Mohammed, who will shortly be joining the rest of his family in Berlin, and Spanish for Mohamad, who found out yesterday that he will be moving to Spain! Luckily, ‘pizza’ needs no translation and we […]Read more "Chapter Nine – “I don’t know it, but I like it”"
The Banana Bread That Saved the Day (made 1 large cake, served 30) 6 massive bananas + 1 banana to top 4 tablespoons milk 250g butter 5 small eggs 500g self-raising flour Shake of salt Cinnamon – however much you want 4 tablespoons of runny Greek honey 1 bar of chocolate (minus 1 piece…), chopped Weird […]Read more "Chapter Four – “Béchamel Gate”"