Posts From Lisa Durbin

Summer

Lisa’s Letters Home: A Lovely Thai-Indian Chicken Curry

Maybe it’s the fact that curry is so popular in England or maybe it’s the 500 Indian takeaway meals I had during pregnancy (heartburn be damned), but my kids love

Summer

Lisa’s Letters Home: Play Dough and Doughnuts

It’s the end of half term school break here, which means my children have been on a 7 day campaign to drive me over the edge. Everything’s booooooriiiiiiinnnnng and their

Snacks & Desserts

Lisa’s Letters Home: Homemade Marshmallows

Every year, my friends and I participate in a fundraiser at our local ceramic painting shop (http://www.crazyglazy.com/squish-a-boob/). It involves putting paint on our boobs in their back room, pressing them

Red Meats

Lisa’s Letters Home: Char Siu Pork

Oh, hello kitchen! I’ve missed you! It was only one week but I am so pleased that you’re back with your working ovens, a stove top, and running water. You’re

Dairy

Lisa’s Letters Home: Brioche, And a Farewell to my Kitchen

Today, we bid farewell to our kitchen. Goodbye, 80s monstrosity with your lack of counter space. So long, painted (peeling) wall tiles. Adieu, junk drawer that we could never fully

By Ingredient

Lisa’s Letters Home: Burgers Two Ways

Ten years ago, we moved into this house. It was very 80s, and not in a good “retro vibe” kind of way. The kitchen was usable but dated and poorly designed.

Lunch

Lisa’s Letters Home: Beach Lunches

Oh, I Do Like to Eat Beside the Seaside! We’re on the Isle of Wight enjoying lots of sightseeing, food, beaches, food, parks, and a bit more food. We always

By Season

Lisa’s Letters Home: Throw a Pizza on the Barbie!

Our BBQ has been our good friend lately. It’s been far too hot to turn on the oven or cook anything on the stovetop, so we’ve been firing up the

Snacks & Desserts

Lisa’s Letters Home: Chocolate Marshmallow Mousse

Someone must have finally remembered to pay our summer bill because it’s hot! And I don’t mean 16C and everyone gets overexcited and digs out their flipflops hot, I mean

Snacks & Desserts

Lisa’s Letters Home: Chocolate Pavlova with Balsamic Strawberries

When I first moved to England in 2000, I used to spend a lot of time watching the food channel (Carlton back then, I think.) I didn’t really get out