Blackberry and apple galette with citrus chantilly

Friday, 7 August 2015|Baking, Sweet tooth|Tags: , , |

I love the transforming power of words – how just a few syllables can make things seem fancy and make you want them more. Take handbags. Say Vuitton and we go ‘ooh’. But if you think about it, it really is just a bag – somewhere to keep your cell phone and lippy, and the place where those nasty complimentary […]

Panettone pain perdu with berries and mascarpone

Friday, 20 December 2013|Breakfast|Tags: , |

Sunday morning with the papers and buttery croissants. Friday evening roast chicken washed down with a glass of chardonnay (or two, or three) to celebrate the start of the weekend. In a world of never-ending (and frankly alarming) change, these constants involving food make me feel all warm and fuzzy. I just love tradition, but never more so than […]

strawberries with a warm ginger crumble

Friday, 16 August 2013|Sweet tooth|Tags: |

I have a thing for eating seasonally. The whole grow what you eat/ care for the planet/ hug bunny rabbits bit really resonates. But blimey, two-thirds through winter I just can’t face another apple or pear. When shops obligingly start selling strawberries, I rejoice. I don’t care if they’re hothouse numbers. I don’t particularly care if a million litres […]