Monday, 21 December 2015

December 2015 Favourites List

Last month I shared my pictures from the beginning of 2015 where I found enjoyment and inspiration in the street art of Penang, Malaysia. 

(If you didn't see it before, you can see that earlier instalment here:

But the energy, free expression and beauty of their heady and superbly creative art scene cannot be encapsulated in just the one set of photos. 

As a result, I am going back to Penang to bring you some more amazing street art images, encompassing humour, romance, whimsy, technique and soul.


Lentil and apricot pilaf with spiced cauliflower:

Crap at baking like me? How about making a mug cake! With either a creme egg or Lindt choc ball melty middle?

Fantastic collection of the key dishes of my parents' amazing culinary heritage. Remember many of these dishes with great fondness.

Sprouts are not just for Christmas. Don't take my word for it, here's Cookwitch Lisa with a mushroom and sprout salad for Winter:

Comfort food vegetarian supper from Nigel Slater - butterbean mash with sauteed mixed mushrooms:

This Chinese style stir fry recipe is vegetarian, using cauliflower. I might add some king prawns.

For Christmas dinner accompaniment or just a side for Sunday lunch, the flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean make this original and exotic:

Hot rum punch - Rum, cognac and sherry, with cinnamon

Angela from Patisserie Makes Perfect posts a gorgeously festive Christmassy bake recipe - Raspberry and white chocolate kugelhopf:

Articles/Know How:

Baking hacks and tips, for those of you who are baking competent:

Food, drink and cooking Christmas present inspiration from Kavita:

Good Things magazine selects its top restaurants for the Winter; Sexy Fish, Orange Elephant, Smith & Wollensky, among others.

The best new restaurants and bars in London according to the Telegraph:

The best cookbooks for Christmas and the New Year as selected by Kavita at Kavey Eats:

Obviously the *only* (ie my way!) is white br
ead, lightly buttered, tartare sauce (mayonnaise if you've run out) and a slice of cheddar cheese. The fish finger butty is a British food classic!

What you might have missed at Snig's Kitchen:

Planning for 25th December? Let Waitrose wines help you choose your wines for Christmas:

Recipe blog post - creamy pork and mushroom pasta for cold Winter evenings, "Woodland Pasta":


Les Revenants (The Returned) Season 2

Sounds of the 70s


Pet Shop Boys – Actually
Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
FKA Twigs – LP1
Billy Bragg – Tooth and Nail

Please note: as with every monthly Favourites List, all of these items have been selected by me simply because I love them. I do not receive any money, benefits in kind or other incentive for posting these links or recommendations.

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