A Wedding Feast in Wales

It's two years and a couple of months since John and I got married on an island off the coast of Anglesey half way out to sea. The day started with a sea mist, my Dad drove me to the edge of the sea in his old BMW 3...

Posted: 13.08.18 0 Comments

Five Ways with Fresh Herbs

Herbs hold a special magic for me in the kitchen. As a young chef I remember listening to a talk by the amazing Jekka McVicar, the queen of herbs, a guardian of rare herb varieties and an expert on all thing herbal; she...

Posted: 06.08.18 0 Comments

Natural Beauty Favourites

I keep things pretty simple when it comes to beauty. I always have and now with a toddler things have become even more stripped back. I have spent a long time trying and researching products that I love the feel...

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The Guild of Food Writers Award Winners

I was beyond thrilled last month to hear that  The Modern Cook’s Year had won the Cookery Book of the Year award from the Guild of Food Writers. Awards are funny things, while they are lovely to win (especially...

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Quick Summer Pickles

I came home late one evening last week and it was still light at 9pm. I had a bounty of summer vegetables and citrus left over from a shoot I'd been on that day -  so much that two of us had to carry the box from...

Posted: 20.07.18 1 Comments

How to make a great salad

Last week, in the middle of our heat wave, I was asked to go on the brilliant Woman's Hour to talk about what I like to eat when it's hot. My answer was easy: salad. (Listen again to the show here.) A leafy...

Posted: 10.07.18 0 Comments

Eight Favourite Ways with Tomatoes

In peak tomato season, I'll eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Squashed on to bread with oil, salt and a little cheese on the side in the morning; at lunch, in heavy wedges with a dousing of sea salt alongside a...

Posted: 18.06.18 2 Comments

Five Early Summer Recipe Videos

MINI TURKISH FLATBREADS WITH SPOON TOMATO SALAD A favourite midweek supper – quick homemade Turkish flatbreads with a simple spoon salad to make the most of seasonal tomatoes. Written version of the recipe...

Posted: 04.06.18 0 Comments

Five things to help put veg at the centre of your plate

All my friends, whether they are vegetarian or not, want to eat more simple, seasonal, vegetable-led food. Every month I notice more and more people making a shift in their diet to be more conscious and considered. A...

Posted: 14.05.18 0 Comments

Sweet Tomato + Black Bean Tortilla Bowls

Excitingly, my first book, A Modern Way to Eat, has recently been published in Brazil. It's impossibly exciting to think that what began life in notebooks at my kitchen table in East London has now been translated into...

Posted: 03.05.18 0 Comments