February 23, 2023.Reading time 10 minutes.
I always make my own pesto. Partly this is because the jars once opened have to be used up fairly quickly and they are usually too big for one person – and mainly I’m cooking just for myself. But really, the main reason is taste: there is just no bought pesto that comes close to […]
August 13, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Meet (left to right) Gwen, Mildred, Maud and Gerty. My daughter and her wife recently got four hens. They live in a 16th century farmhouse in Worcestershire, at the end of a long unmade-up road surrounded by farmland. They’re not farmers themselves, but at their home they’ve created a wonderful bucolic living space where they […]
March 31, 2020.Reading time 10 minutes.
There was a touch of routine in this evening’s supper for I almost always have an omelette on Tuesday evenings. The reason for this is that it’s my book club night and I have to eat early and don’t want to eat anything heavy before I go out. So an omelette is perfect. We meet […]
December 20, 2017.Reading time 9 minutes.
Elizabeth David wrote in her book, An Omelette and a Glass of Wine, a collection of pieces she’d written about food and wine over 30 years for magazines and newspapers, that an ‘omelette demands the most straightforward approach … (and) a glass or two of wine as not, obviously, essential but at least as an […]
July 31, 2012.Reading time 12 minutes.
Now We Are One, I hope it’s not too precocious of this food blogger to enter the great omelette debate. I think I can honestly say it’s not hubris but probably a certain amount of recklessness on my part, for many great chefs argue the route to a perfect omelette and I am most definitely […]