Valentine’s Day is so often shunned, but I do think there is something to it: it’s a day to celebrate love – though not necessarily of the romantic kind. On 14 February, I’ve cooked for friends, my sister, my parents and, some years, very happily just for myself. SPAGHETTI + SQUASH POLPETTE (pictured above) Once rolled, Read More
This time of year gets a tough write-up; grey, dark and rainy, and yes, sometimes it is. But my kitchen is filled with arguably the most colourful produce of the year: exotic citrus and blood oranges, pink radicchio and creamy Castelfranco, splattered with pink like a Jackson Pollock painting. There is so much deep red, Read More
On the face of it, the very start of the new year seems a logical place to start looking forward, planning, and setting some gentle intentions for the year that stretches ahead. The reality is that, almost every year, January slips past me before I know it. Much better, I have decided, to look ahead as the month draws to a close.
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MONDAY: QUICK POLENTA Warming, saffron-scented polenta is double-cooked here – once in the pan and then finished under the grill with a scattering of squash, kale and feta. TUESDAY: RAMEN NOODLES WITH...