June 18, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
Well it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to cook with Freddie, my gorgeous 5½-year-old grandson. With the pandemic lockdown, for weeks we couldn’t see each other and then only at social distance, which Freddie was very strict about! ‘The virus’ is part of his new vocabulary. One has to hope there won’t […]
April 9, 2020.Reading time 11 minutes.
One of the many things I miss during this coronavirus lockdown – and to be honest, it’s really not the most important – are my daily trips out to a cafe in the morning to enjoy a coffee, pastry and to read my newspaper. I like to still buy the ‘real’ paper kind – although […]
February 28, 2013.Reading time 5 minutes.
I thought I knew what focaccia was; indeed, I make it sometimes, using a Carluccio recipe. What I didn’t realise was that there are variations. I’d sometimes been served focaccia which seemed to me more like a pizza bianco – a pizza with no tomato sauce base – and thought, ‘That’s not focaccia.’ But actually, […]