Welcome to ‘My Custard Pie
- a creative space to share my enthusiasm for food with simple ingredients of good provenance that is a comfort to eat, especially with friends. Thank you for visiting and I hope you’ll browse a few pages and maybe leave a comment; they are always appreciated.
About me: From Gloucestershire, England, UK, I moved to the Middle East for a short while and have stayed rather a long while. I miss walking in the countryside, wild flowers, farm animals and artisan shops but make the most of all that the exciting, energised and multi-cultural city of Dubai has to offer.
I’m a creative person and cooking fills that gap when life gets too busy for other outlets – writing it down is the icing on the cake. I love to share food with friends and family so having you in my kitchen too, fills me with pleasure.
While I can be seduced (not in a literal sense you understand) by the ministrations of an attentive waiter and the luxurious surroundings of fine dining my first choice is a local bistro with a limited menu taken from fresh, local ingredients. Nothing fancy, focus on the taste (and good company).
Mother of teens (one vegetarian) and a husband, KP, who act like they are judges on Masterchef at every meal, I also have two Border terriers. The dogs will (thankfully) eat anything.
My love of custard started at an early age and has never abated.
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Other random things about me
- I have over 80 cookery books and often read them in bed
- I don’t know the meaning of under-catering
- My Twitter name used to be Sally2hats because I once wore one hat to the church and another in the evening at a wedding and gained a new nick-name
- Rosie and Hazel are my two Border Terriers – they would lick you to death given half a chance.
- I’m in love with walking in the English countryside (which is a bit sad as I live in a desert).
- My favourite footwear is my walking boots (with gaiters) – I wouldn’t swap them even if offered Jimmy Choos.
- My children were perched on a stool making scrambled eggs, stirring risotto, rolling meatballs and helping in the kitchen. They had pureed vegetables for baby food, we had family meals together and they ate everything until the age of two years old. How did I end up with a vegetarian who doesn’t like vegetables and a teen who won’t eat fish, tomatoes or anything on the bone?
- If forced to choose one musical genre it would be jazz all the way.
- Live music of any kind thrills me (adding a postscript since seeing recent concert – except Britney Spears).
- Roast pork, crackling, apple sauce, stuffing, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, cabbage and gravy would be my death row meal.
- I’ll stick my hands up a chicken’s bottom (the dead kind I hasten to add) but hate touching sticky dough.
- Rearing chickens is a recurring fantasy.
- Reading Dickens is my stress relief.
- I’m becoming more and more addicted to The Archers (although almost tempted to send Vanessa Whitburn hate mail).
- I haven’t visited nearly enough vineyards in my life or learnt enough about wine but this doesn’t stop me from wanting to know more …and drink more (varieties I mean).
- To relieve stress I think about being at the ‘echo place’ in Wadi Rum in Jordan, in the Qaddisha Valley in Lebanon or on top of Widgery Cross on Dartmoor. I feel calm.
Thanks for dropping by.