Author Archives: Erin Mellor

Sherry Courgette Pasta

Like anyone who has ever grown courgettes/zucchini I occasionally find myself with a huge glut that I need to use up.  I’ve tried making Courgette Muffins, they’re great, Greek style Zucchini Pasta and Courgette and lemon pasta, also a treat, and Courgette and Tomato Soup, which has the double whammy effect of using up some garden… Read More »

Tara, Seat Of Kings, An Irish Board Game

Tara Seat Of Kings is an unusual abstract game where each player vies for power, attempting to become High King of Ireland by gaining control of two of the four provinces. The game is intensely tactical with the placing of pieces on the board restricted by the cards a player holds and the funds they… Read More »

Tinner’s Trail – Cornish Board Game

Ahead of a planned spring time walking trip in Cornwall, England we’ve been playing Tinner’s Trail. You may not have thought about designing a board game around the economics of copper and tin mining in nineteenth century Cornwall, but Martin Wallace has.  He’s carefully avoided added arsenic mining to the game, although that was a… Read More »

Almond Butter Spinach Pesto Pasta

I love almond butter, it’s like peanut butter went to finishing school and got all fancy and refined.  Sadly it got finishing school expensive too so it’s not ideal for AB&J sandwiches or Joey style peanut butter fingers.  It’s great to use as an ingredient, particularly for people who can’t eat peanuts, but before serving… Read More »

1960: The Making of the President

The United States Presidential election last year was probably the most interesting one ever in terms of twists and turns, rabbits out of hats and gotchas. A fascinating battle, the likes of which we haven’t seen before wit social media, “alternative facts” and leaks-a-plenty really being felt for the first time. The election of 1960 fought… Read More »

Endeavour: Morse Meets Mad Men

Who Is Endeavour Morse? Fans of the classic British police drama Inspector Morse had to wait until the final episode to discover Morse’s first name. An intensely private character, he was known simply as Morse to everyone, and never told anyone his first name. In the new series Endeavour there is no such mystery. Endeavour… Read More »