Roast Chicken for One!

Roast Chicken witih long beans!

When I’m on my own, I tend to make a lot of vegetarian dishes or one-pot meals, as they generally are quick and easy, and I can make enough for lunch the following day. However, one evening last week, I really had a craving for chicken – and although I must admit that this wasn’t the best dish I have ever made (it was incredibly salty), it was however, incredibly simple and goes to show that you can make a really good, healthy meal just for yourself with very little hassle. Keep Reading

Restaurante Litoral, Condesa

On the last Thursday of every month the four of my closest girlfriends in Mexico City make a point of meeting up for dinner. We found that with all our work commitments, various social commitments and of course boyfriend/husband commitments it was very easy for months to have gone by without seeing each other.

I really look forward to these Thursdays. Not only is it a chance to hang out with 4 lovely ladies and talk about everything of importance and of non-importance going on in our lives, but it also gives me a chance to try restaurants that I may not have found on my own. Keep Reading

Azulpastel – A Quaint Cafe

Any of you who have lived or worked in Mexico know how soul destroying a trip to the Mexican immigration can be – the inefficiency, the bureaucracy, the “don’t care attitude” is enough to break the most patient of people.

"Computer says no"

For the last two months I have been making regular trips to immigration as I have been in the process of applying for a work permit here – and I have always left broken. But not today! Today I was almost skipping out of that building I have grown to destet– waiving my new work permit! Today is a good day :)

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Tapenade and Tomato Roast Fish

I have to admitt my photo does not do this dish justice!

I love tapenade but had never thought about putting it on fish before – so when I saw this recipe (yes, on BBCGoodFood yet again!) yesterday I just had to make it. And what is even better, it takes all of 25 minutes from the time you start preparing the dish until the time you are sitting down for dinner! This is fantastic find as at the moment I have Spanish lessons until 7.30 every evening, and hate eating later than 8.30! (when did I turn into such an old woman?)

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Black Olive Tapenade

Photograph from national geographic

Tapenade is a Provencal dish that consists mainly of puréed or finely chopped olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil. It is generally eaten as an hors d’ourve spread on bread, or as a dip – however it can also be used in other recipes such as the Roast fish with Tapenade.

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Rokkaku – Taberna Japonesa Nikkei

Rokkaku is a rather  interesting restaurant in Polanco – although both the name and the decor suggests that it is a fully Japanese restaurant, however in actual fact, it is a Peruvian-Japanese restaurant or Japonesa Nikkei as it is called in Peru.

When I heard the term Nikkei, I immediately thought of the Japanese Stock Exchange and did not realise that this is a term used to describe Japanese emigrants and their descendents.  I immediately went home and did a bit of research and stumbled upon this interesting website  http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/ which gave me a bit more information on this community (must be the anthropologist in me that finds this fascinating!) Keep Reading

Lovesushi – Review

For those of you living in Mexico City – this is a great little nugget for you!  If you ever crave fresh Japanese food that is delivered straight to your door (which I do all the time) – you have to try Lovesushi  www.lovesushi.com.mx

Lovesushi is a relatively new company here in Mexico City, which, as you can tell by the name specialises in (and loves) sushi, however they do have a much broader menu than sushi alone  – and they deliver! Keep Reading