April 5, 2015.Reading time 10 minutes.
Lamb is perhaps a more traditional roast for Easter Sunday but I fancied a nice roast chicken so bought one in the farmers’ market yesterday. I didn’t want to do anything very fancy with it so decided to flavour it simply with just some lemon and thyme and add a dash of cream to the […]
January 3, 2015.Reading time 11 minutes.
OK. Well let me admit right from the start – it was actually a 9th night cake! When I bought this yesterday from Paul Bakery in Richmond and posted a photo to Twitter saying it was for ‘tonight’s family supper’, someone replied, but isn’t it meant to be for Epiphany? Frankly, I could easily eat […]
September 13, 2014.Reading time 8 minutes.
It’s a rare thing for me to make a dessert for myself when I’m eating alone. Especially one that is so wonderfully indulgent. It came into being by a roundabout route, as these things often do. I’m looking after Jonathan and Lyndsey’s dog, Zeph, for the weekend as they’ve gone to a wedding in Somerset. […]
January 5, 2014.Reading time 12 minutes.
There’s some controversy as to whether Twelfth Night is 5 or 6 January but arguments come down in favour of the 5th, stemming from the practice of Christmas celebrations beginning at sunset on Christmas Eve – 24 January – and ending on the 5 January, the eve of the Epiphany, the day when the three […]
December 29, 2013.Reading time 10 minutes.
Writing a food and travel blog inevitably leads to receiving a lot of food and travel themed presents come birthdays and Christmas. Not that I’m complaining and to be honest, it’s always been the case so not just a result of writing the blog. My love of food, cooking and travel has been a major […]
December 16, 2013.Reading time 6 minutes.
Do you like brandy butter or brandy sauce with your Christmas pudding and mince pies? I’ve always liked brandy sauce with the pudding but love spreading brandy butter on mince pies. But how about brandy ice cream? I went a bit all-out yesterday with Jonathan and Lyndsey coming round for a meal in the evening, […]
November 30, 2011.Reading time 4 minutes.
Now I know I’ve been a bit of a food snob at times in these blog pages, for instance when it comes to tins and jars and stock cubes. But beans on toast, as a light lunch or supper, just isn’t something I ever do. I do, however, do bean dips quite often and really […]