A friend in need…

A friend in need….

….. is a friend who needs a feed… at least that’s how it works in my world. If something goes wrong, you’re hurting, you’re tired, in pain, in need of comfort…. I bring food.

Food for a friend is my sticking plaster. I can’t help a lot. But I can make sure you eat properly. I can give you kind words and a full tummy. That’s what I’m doing later. Delivering food (& kind words). No, it’s not homemade, I am at work after all and today’s mishap (as there is normally something or other) is, I’ve forgotten my purse, leaving me even less time later. I will drive home, collect my purse, head towards the shop and buy something warming and comforting. Something quick and easy. Probably a ready roasted chicken and something from the salad bar.. do you know what else? Maybe even throw away plates and forks. You don’t want a friend in need to be left with more mess right?

Cake too probably*.


So what’s for tea?

“I don’t know what to have for tea tonight?”


I think I must say this at least 3 out of 5 days a week in the office.

As the tummy rumbles begin to take hold, my mind drifts to food.  The office discussion commences..  “Well, I’m having….”  “Ooh that sounds nice…”.

So, what *are* you having for tea?  What is your signature dish?  Until recently, my baked potato had been merely zapped in the microwave, and crisped-up in the oven, but after the office chat, they are now lightly covered in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt to create a taste sensation!

So, I dream of food.  I give food gifts.  I enjoy making food and most of all, I enjoy eating it.  I am greedy and regularly stuff my chops.  I have a geeky friend, who I can pay with food. Between us, we have created this space, online, for us all to share our thoughts, ideas, recipes, questions, discussions and more, around food.

I am not a qualified chef, we are not celebrities.  We are our own critics and our own endorsements.

In 1990 I took my GCSE in Design & Food, and last year I took my level 2 food hygiene certificate, but that is as far as my food/cooking qualifications take me.

If microwaving something constitutes as cooking, then yes, I cook every day.  Sometimes it’s elaborate with pleasure in mind.  Sometimes it’s basic with a need to fill; whatever it is, I cook, I eat, I share.

Please use this website to upload your favourite recipes, find others to try, build your list of favourites, discuss things in the forum.

Stuff My Chops is an open space, it’s free, and it’s for all of us.  It is our online office chat about what you just *might* be having for tea tonight….


Greedy Girl.