Melon, tomato and mozzarella with two chillies

This is perfect for a hot day; it’s cooling and invigorating all at once. This offbeat salad uses one of my new discoveries in the kitchen: pickled red peppers. You can buy them jarred, ranging from mild to hot. I go...

Posted: 21.07.20 0 Comments

The Perfect Socially Distanced Picnic

Picnics are a big part of how we normally eat in the summer. Sometimes long and lavish weekend affairs when we have something to celebrate, but more often than not, they’re about a simple supper taken to the park on a...

Posted: 15.07.20 0 Comments

Sunny egg muffins

If there is a recipe that makes more of an egg, I am yet to find it: a whole egg hidden inside a muffin, the yolk still runny. These are based on a muffin I ate at a brilliant bakery in the Mission District of San...

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What to feed a vegetarian at a BBQ (part II)

One of the most popular articles on my site last year was addressing a question I get asked a lot: what to feed vegetarians at a barbecue I remember years ago taking a block of halloumi to a party so I knew there...

Posted: 08.07.20 1 Comments

Grilled Caesar salad with crispy chickpeas and tahini dressing

A childhood spent in America meant a lot of Caesar salads: the clean crunch of Cos lettuce, the serious hit of flavour from the garlic-kissed dressing, the burnished golden brown of a crouton. This Caesar is a bit...

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Rosado de verano

I’ve spent many summers sipping this super-summery drink on grassy verges in Barcelona. The Spanish call this super-relaxed streetside drinking ‘botellón’ – everyone brings a bottle, glasses and some ice and...

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Buttery aubergines with toasted couscous

This is a perfect recipe for a crowd and works brilliantly on the barbecue rather than the grill if you like. One thing to ensure here is that your aubergines are buttery and soft; raw aubergine has to be one of...

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Cherry + black pepper streusel muffins

Not too sweet and filled with good things, these are a muffin I can happily eat for breakfast. I love them studded with cherries, so I make them most in summer, but in truth they could be made with other berries –...

Posted: 01.07.20 2 Comments

Black sesame noodle bowl

I first made this noodle bowl for a picnic and it’s been made many times since. The dressing is a favourite for summer noodles; I finish it with lots of shredded greens and some final crunch from cashews and black...

Posted: 24.06.20 2 Comments

Strawberry + rose thumbprint cookies

Childishly simple to make but very good to eat, these little cookies are made of the good stuff: oats, dates, coconut oil and a quick jam sweetened with coconut sugar. While they are still a treat, this line-up of...

Posted: 10.06.20 4 Comments