about me

Monday morning breakfast

I’m mac jordan, female, middle aged, of Irish extraction, and I live with my husband Pete in Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire.  (in the UK). The image is of me directing operations at a bikers’ breakfast in a garage in Carmarthen. For more, er, enlightenment see the Team Waste Flickr group.

You can find out more about me at my personal site, kestrel.org.

To relax, I cook. Enthusiastically, if not well. I’m not in to Heston Blumenthal territory (well obviously), but I enjoy it. By and large, I don’t plan meals,  unless we’re entertaining.  That sounds awfully grand, and isn’t what we do at all, but we do have people over for supper quite often.  The rest of the time I practice what has become known, in this house, as reactive cooking.

I cannot abide waste, and so I’m constantly trying out new things to use up what we have.  I have a well stocked larder, so can concoct most things.

Don’t get me wrong – we’re not eating scraps or anything.  I just find it a really interesting challenge to use up the food that we have, rather than throw it away – I’m quite happy making a spanish loaf to use up 50g of fresh yeast, or making a fancy pudding to save some scrotal apricots going to waste.

It’s a great plan, but of course I can rarely recreate anything, foodwise.  And that’s mostly, although not entirely, what this blog is about.  I might post some other things from time to time, particularly about Tesco, who I loathe with a deadly loathing.  I’ll try to keep it food-related, though.

I’m also interested in saving energy, so you’ll find posts about the Remoska oven, and my slow cooker (my latest gadget, which I love).

I also run Nibblous, a recipe sharing site; I used to keep a blog there, but have decided here is better.

This is just food. And possibly cats. Did I mention the cats? Obviously they have a blog too..

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