Me Made May ’12 – Whatcha got cookin’?

The best part about being back after a month of living out of a suitcase at each ends of England is being able to cook again.

I’m not going to pretend to be some sort of Nigella-like goddess in the kitchen, but I can rustle up a good meal every once in a while. The only thing I hate is cooking for myself – I always make too much, and while it’s always great to have some leftovers for lunch the next day, the food’s never quite as great.

Hence why I invite friends over when I get the chance. Just the one this time, an old colleague from Lush, to eat some munch and catch up on some trashy television. Cheeky bit of a spinach and mozzarella pasta bake with my new favourite dessert, chocolate mousse. Nigella who?

I used to cook a lot more back when I lived in Germany, making huge dishes of paella and chilli (I made NINE LITRES of chilli con carne once… NINE LITRES)

This particular apron was my 21st birthday gift from one of my best friends, who lived in Germany with me. Anyone who used to read my blog under its other alias will know why it’s got a strawberry on it – I can’t, for the life of me, say strawberry in German.

Honestly, it’s ridiculous. I can’t think of a time I asked for something strawberry flavoured auf Deutsch and didn’t get a funny look or a “wie, bitte?”

One of those things  I suppose.

You’ll recognise my ruby red skirt as today’s Me Made – it goes quite well with lace doesn’t it?

As for the cooking soundtrack? I’m in love with this right now:

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