Homemade Gifts to Post This Christmas

At a time when we are seeing less of the people we love, sending something you have actually made with your own actual hands is a very good way to connect and send out some love. It will also make you feel smug, in a...

Posted: 11.11.20 6 Comments

Malted chocolate buckwheat granola

My formative years in America led to an obsession with malted chocolate milkshakes. In fact malted chocolate anything. I don’t go for the milkshakes much any more, but I still crave that chocolate and malt combo. This...

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Smoky mushroom and roast kale lasagne

This roast kale lasagne recipe is based on the delicious Vincisgrassi, a mushroom lasagne that hails from the Le Marche region in Italy. The authentic Vincisgrassi uses the smokiness of Parma ham. I didn’t want to...

Posted: 04.11.20 5 Comments

Life-affirming Lockdown Creativity

In a month of negative news, I thought it would be good to remember some of the more hopeful things that came from the first UK lockdown.  Community Comfort - recipes from the Diaspora  100 British...

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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 5 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