Things I grow and things I eat.
My name is Cassandra White and I’m a writer who likes to garden, cook and eat. I’m not a foodie, because I’m not quite sure what it means.
I’d like to share my successes and disasters with you.
I’ve had my own garden since March 2012. After several months circumnavigating the perimeter, terrified, I took the plunge and started to grow some food.
I’m not an expert and I don’t follow gardening rules, but somehow, I still manage to grow things which are edible and organic. Don’t tell the folks at Gardeners World, but I’ve successfully grown some pumpkins which I planted in JULY. That said, I’ve lost a lot of good broccoli along the way.
I enjoy cooking, not only the food that I’ve grown, but other things as well. Similar to the above, my cooking is quite flukey; I tend to make the best things when I’m not following a recipe. I would say that baking is my forte, however I could take you DOWN in a risotto competition.
You’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties. Usually by the fridge. Because that’s where the wine is.
I get very cross with fussy/elitist eaters, but then I have remind myself that I don’t like the following:
- Beef (unless it’s in a whopper at 2:34am)
- Pork (because someone told me at a very young age that it’s very similar to human meat. I don’t know how they knew this)
- Lamb (just don’t like the taste)
- Marzipan (ruins a damn good cake)
- Liquorice/fennel/anything aniseedy (the work of the devil and anyone who suggests otherwise is WRONG)
- That’s it.
I was a vegetarian for about 8 years, until I went around to my friend Julia’s house and her mum served me corned beef hash and I was too polite to tell her that I didn’t eat meat. 15 years later, I’m still slowly introducing meat into my diet. I discovered bacon aged 29. Nice isn’t it?
Me and my husband eat out a lot. More than we should. But sometimes, the thought of cooking is just too much to bear. I love everything about eating out and will try anything which is given to me (including stuff in the above list.) And because I was a waitress for 10 years, I feel I have an obligation to tip 20% for the rest of my life.