Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my blog.

This is my very first one, so bear with me and enjoy reading about my adventures cooking all of the recipes from Nigella Lawson's new book 'Kitchen'.

From time-to-time I may post about things other than cooking, after all, Nigella does sell a lifestyle that most women would like have a slice of, so I would like to share a bit of mine - not quite as glamorous but fun none-the-less (may I add that most of my ideas and thoughts revolve around food anyway)!

Just to set the scene a little, I am based in Yorkshire, live with my husband and gorgeous toddler who is rapidly approaching his second year. I work in the events industry and love music, books, fashion, culture and of course... food.


Goddess Mx (meant in the loosest possible sense, believe me)!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

And so it begins with a frittata party!

This is a first for me. I am not a particulary fabulous writer but feel I have to record a challenge that I have set myself, inspired by the film 'Julie and Julia'. I loved this film which depicts Julie Powell in 2002 blogging her way through cooking every recipe in "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child in one year.

I am a big fan of Nigella Lawson and can't contain the excitement every time she brings out a new cookbook/tv show. The problem is, how can I possibly fit in all of her recipes in one lifetime? Nigella has recently released 'Kitchen' which is advertised as a 21st version of her first book 'How to Eat'. I hadn't even made a decent start on 'Nigella Express'!

Well, I feel I have the solution. Like Julie Powell, I am going to cook one Nigella recipe a day, beginning today, 23 September 2010. There are 190ish recipes which should mean I should be finished the book in 6ish months and then can work my way through the rest of her books. Let's not run though before we can walk...

So, the first recipe is Mortadella and Mozzarella Frittata, which I have already had to amend slightly due to my local supermarket not stocking mortadella. Having googled for an alternative and finding out that this italian ham is a poor man's version of raw ham, I have just bought milano salami instead. Let's hope it works just as well. I don't intend to stick to the recipes religiously if I can't source ingredients as this just takes the fun away doesn't it and would mean I am doomed to fail from the beginning (literally).

I have entitled this post 'and so it begins with a frittata party' from Nigella's reference in Nigella Express for her frittata selection recipe. Think I will always associate frittatas with parties now for some reason! Let's hope so after tonight's effort. I am cooking for myself as Little M will be in bed, and Master M is not home until late. Looking forward to it!

Verdict will follow tomorrow, along with details of what I will be cooking on Friday.


Goddess M

1 comment:

  1. Hello! Just wanted to say thank you for the link to my blog and that I've enjoyed reading yours a lot. I'm a hopeless cook but the irony is I love food and eating out, so I'm hoping this will inspire me to stay in the kitchen a bit more!

    I'm going to grab a cup of a tea and a biscuit and read more soon!

    Thanks again

    Sasha @ The Happiness Project London