Routine or motivation? Which helps you establish regular cooking?

“To Do Blackboard Shows Agenda And List Of Tasks” courtesy of and Stuart Miles Routine or motivation? Which helps you establish regular cooking? Right now I’m having an internal struggle. I just don’t feel motivated to write this post, but at the same time I really want to do it. I want to be Continue Reading


New Year, New You

New Year, New You Welcome to 2017! Can you believe its here already? I can’t but I can say I am eager to get stuck into another year here at Spiced Anecdotes. I hope you’ll come along with me on the journey and that you get some great tips and advice from the blog. There’s Continue Reading


Same same but different: Meal planning vs not meal planning

Meal Planning vs Not Meal Planning So, you have to get dinner on the table. It happens every night – sometimes it’s organised and easy, other nights it’s chaotic. So in today’s same same but different post I want to compare getting dinner on the table using a meal planning approach and a non meal Continue Reading


Is fresher really more expensive?

Are fresher foods more expensive? The ultimate answer is, it depends. But don’t stop reading there, because I need to qualify my answer. If you’re comparing fresh food to their processed counterparts, then its not really a fair race, because often governments around the world subsidise the manufacturers but not the farmers. Having said that it Continue Reading


Your 3 Part Plan to Improving Your Cooking Skills (aka Saturday cooking sessions)

Back in 2011 when I was really learning to cook I would use Saturday afternoons as my time for dedicated cooking practice. Why Saturday afternoons? Well, for a couple of reasons: I didn’t work on Saturdays. It was the time of the week when I was the most well rested (after a Saturday morning sleep Continue Reading

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How to keep your kitchen clean even if you’re not good at cleaning

Since I got back from my holiday I’ve been holed up at home sick so I’ve been lying on the couch watching shows like Hotel Hell, Kitchen Nightmares, Hotel Impossible and Restaurant Impossible and I see the same problems cropping up each time the TV shows tackle a failing hotel or restaurant – it’s always the cleanliness Continue Reading