June 29, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
A heatwave has been scorching its way across Europe and I guess a temperature in the mid-30s in London today is not so bad when you consider other places – like France, Spain and Italy – have had record highs in the mid-40s. However, it definitely wasn’t a day for standing by a campfire in […]
June 2, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
It’s not so long ago I wrote about the difficulty of buying radicchio but then I recently discovered a large display of it in Wholefoods in Richmond and so I’ve started buying it regularly again. Italians will say that Treviso tardivo is the best kind of radicchio but the kind most commonly found in UK […]
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, […]
July 23, 2013.Reading time 6 minutes.
The first time I encountered a kohlrabi was a few years ago when I used to regularly have a vegetable box delivered by Riverford Organic Farm. I’d seen them before but had never actually bought one so I was a bit flummoxed by what to do with it. I was pleased to discover a recipe […]
April 27, 2013.Reading time 4 minutes.
I did eat rather a lot in Venice, but I did a lot of walking too; I must have walked miles. And I am a gourmet traveller. Even so, a little restraint in the eating department may be in order for a few days. But that, of course, doesn’t mean I have to live on lettuce (as […]