Squashes and pumpkins – how to and favourite recipes

Americans do autumn better. I am biased though. This time of year - the lead up to halloween - was the high point of my year as a kid. It was without doubt the free reign on a bucket of sweets that made me love it so,...

Posted: 21.10.20 1 Comments

White beans, greens, olive oil – my ribollita

I spent a good few years of my life cooking Italian food, and I am still in the midst of what I know will be a lifelong love. This is one of the dishes that made me love it so. It is a diva of a dish and it demands you...

Posted: 07.10.20 4 Comments

Salads to welcome autumn

 I've been eating a lot of warm salads, which seem to be my bridge meal from summer to autumn. This week a green salad with sticky figs, a pumpkin gremolata situation and warm butterbeans with green olives and some...

Posted: 16.09.20 1 Comments

Three Favourite Ways with Blackberries

There is a generosity to autumn that isn’t equalled by any other season. The colours match the falling leaves, the warm glowing oranges of squash, the sweetshop jewel colours of beetroots and the subtle earth tones of...

Posted: 09.09.20 0 Comments

Parsnip, butter bean and blackberry traybake

This is a tray full of all that is good about autumn: honey and mustard roast parsnips, cold-weather herbs, butter beans that char and crisp, and blackberries that burst and dye the pale parsnips a deep purple in the...

Posted: 03.09.20 1 Comments

Lunches worth working from home for

With the uncertainty of the last few months has come a change: millions more of us are working from home. Whilst this comes with challenges, one of the biggest upsides for me has been having a little flexibility when it...

Posted: 21.07.20 0 Comments

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...

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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