QUARANTINE DIARIES, COMFORT FOOD & ALL THE SMALL THINGS THAT KEEP US GOING
An interview with Greg & Jazz from Milton Keynes and delicious avocado toast, enjoying life to the fullest!
Head straight to the recipe.
A few words about you and where did the quarantine find you?
I live in Milton Keynes and work in IT. I normally live on a boat, but for the lockdown decided to move to my girlfriend’s proper house with a garden. It was knowingly a rushed decision but having some company in case things drag on, or the lockdown gets more severe, was more important for both. A few weeks down the line it still feels good, and it’s been one way to get to know each other better.
What did it change for you ?
I couldn’t fly abroad for Easter, can’t see friends and don’t know when things will change. On the positive side though: no commuting to work, calling my relatives more often and spending more time with my lovely girlfriend.
How many loo-rolls can you count in your cupboards?
Comfort food: avocado toast
I still have a bit of a beard and an alternative lifestyle, so might as well go the full hipster piss-taking way. In fairness it’s healthy and tasty, and really easy to make. As long as you don’t look at the cost or how environmentally friendly avocados are, it’s a really nice snack.
- slices of bread (the weirdest you can find, just for the sake of it)
- 1 avocado
- a couple of teaspoons lemon juice
- a few goji berries
- sesame seeds
- Start by cutting 2 slices of bread. We’re in lockdown, so I baked my own just to be over the top. It’s a recipe called “Sonja’s bread”, basically a bread with almonds about ¾ rye and ¼ wholemeal wheat. Tastes as good as it looks. If you prefer, you can toast your bread while you do the next step.
- Remove the flesh of the avocado and use a spoon to mash it. Then add lemon, salt and pepper to taste. Once you are happy with the result, spread it on the slices of bread.
- Then add the goji berries, finely cut chives and sprinkle with sesame. That’s it, you can serve now.
- If you want to keep your shape, just stick to eating the above for brunch. If you are hungry like me add a full English breakfast to make up the lost calories of last night’s 10K run.
How do you cope?
Pretty well actually. I do go out relatively often too which probably has an impact, but if it wasn’t for the restriction to see friends or fly above the current situation often feels better than normal routine.
Where will you go eat once this madness is over?
It doesn’t really matter; I’m having great food these days anyway.
Share a wish, just so we can finish on a happy note.
The world might not change; but may the Covid help us change instead.
from Milton Keynes with love,
Jazz & Greg
PS1: You can find more of Greg’s & Jazz adventures on no-mad.life – back from the days we could all roam freely.
PS2: If you wish to be part of my quarantine cuisine diaries and share your experience on Eat Yourself Greek (EYG), please drop me a line here. Thanks, Eugeniaby