May 30, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Here we are, a couple of days away from June, and finally the weather has decided to be summery after a month which felt akin to March rather than May. It had a brief flirtation with summer a month or so ago, but since then we’ve had endless days of rain and unpredictable weather and […]
April 23, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
With Nicola & Rachael down from Worcestershire for the weekend to celebrate my birthday, we had a busy day planned for Saturday – which included High Tea at the famous Maids of Honour tea rooms in Kew. With uncertain timings and knowing we’d have more ‘tea’ than I usually do – in fact I don’t […]
September 1, 2016.Reading time 8 minutes.
We’re experiencing an unusually long heatwave in London. It normally only lasts a day or two but this one has been going on for at least a couple of weeks. I’m not complaining. I love it. And it’s interesting how it affects one’s appetite – not only how hungry (or not so hungry) you feel, […]
April 13, 2015.Reading time 6 minutes.
There’s been a lot of gardening going on. My own garden is quite small but it’s surprising how much time it takes to tidy it after winter and plant some new shrubs and replant pots. I’ve also been helping Jonathan in their much bigger garden over the past two weekends. The young family are still a […]
January 13, 2015.Reading time 6 minutes.
My new love affair with freekeh led me to cook with it again this evening. I was completely blown away by its fantastic flavour when I cooked it with courgettes and herbs last week and that in turn led me to go and buy some more! While freekeh can be an alternative for rice, bulgur […]
January 7, 2015.Reading time 8 minutes.
I never really got my head round quinoa and then the ‘healthy grain excitement’ moved on to freekeh and this ancient Middle Eastern grain became a favourite of the foodie world last year, 2014. Ottolenghi was ahead of the pack, of course, writing about it in his book Plenty in 2010. The excitement remains strong and freekeh […]