Friday, 17 June 2011

Welcome to my blog!

So with this being my first post I just want to explain as to why I'm doing this.

I recently went on holiday to Mykynos and the picture to the left was my view each day as I had lunch, 12 out of 14 days.... Yes I'm a creature of habit!

Whilst on holiday on my own I decided to write to some of my friends to share the moment. It was a great way of not feeling so alone and sharing my time as holidays are for sharing after all. 
I would usually start writing at lunch and describe my food which I have to say was always delicious. Consisting of a salad bar of about 8 salads.... lentil, feta and sun-dried tomato salad, spinach with dried figs with a sesame dressing and tablouleh to name a few.... then meats, fish and vegetables from the outside grill, a chimney at the back of the open air terrace... although it has a roof which is from the tree that grows up through the middle of the restaurant. 

So Kiki's truly is a haven.... The most wonderful idyllic little haven that you could ever imagine and there lies my inspiration... So I'm not sure where this will this lead and how this will evolve but I want to share all my recipes and seek out some special places that I maybe haven't discovered yet... I'm doing this for me predominantly but to share with my special friends....

On my return from Greece after the weekend in Brighton I popped down to Devon... Stephen called me so we could devise a menu... I just want to include this cause at the time I said I would... It's taken me 4 weeks to get this going.. So feel I have to...

On the menu was Stephens kedgeree. Best ever, considering I'd only had this once before also with Stephen this was best ever!!

The following day we went for a walk to a place called Fingle bridge and we sat by the river with a pint of proper job and ate our pack lunch of beetroot and feta salad with green beans.

So that's it... my first post... one of many I hope... It's 4:35 on Friday 24th June... Gonna go home now and pop into Waitrose and I'm thinking of making a courgette, pea and mint tart (or quiche) for tomorrow.. Summer is finally returning for the weekend so I feel quiche is in order... Real Men don't eat quiche




  1. This is a great first post Martin, and welcome to the Blog-o-sphere.

    I am so excited to be able to keep up to date with all you are doing now that I am away in Malta. I can not wait to read more.

    The layout looks fab and I especially love your descriptions of food. Makes my mouth water.



  2. Hi Martin.
    Great blog. Please find a moment soon to pass on the recipe for the wonderful flourless orange cake you made last summer which I loved. Can't find a recipe for it anywhere.

    I hope you didn't down both those pints!