It is inevitable that during the past few months of lockdown many people have turned to baking. Not only have we had the time to do it, but I think it’s comforting and therapeutic to lose yourself in the process of baking. My hungry teens have become spoilt with the weekly baking.. obviously they show…
Category: Family cooking
Seasonal Asparagus at its best
I have always loved fresh asparagus so this is a good time of the year for me to enjoy the very best of British Asparagus. When the produce is this good, I believe that it needs to be treated with respect and prepared and cooked to be able to enjoy it at its best. At…
Giving carrots a chance to shine
I am sure that I am not alone in sometimes getting stuck thinking about what to cook for the next meal. Cooking at home every day for over 2 months is quite a novelty. Normally I would eat out at least once a week, midweek lunches would be at work or on the hoof and…
Be brave in the kitchen
We are in the midst of the Coronavirus lockdown and I’ve been procrastinating about how to start writing again. I wanted to avoid the cliches of Covid cooking and banana bread bread baking, but what I can’t avoid is that for the first time in I don’t know how many years, I actually have time….
Making the most of the Summer sunshine
We all need a little help in the kitchen
Whilst I am not a fan of ready meals, there is a place in my kitchen for some ready-made items which sit in my list of store cupboard staples to help me out when I’m short of time or don’t want to make a last-minute dash to the shops. i recently had a few friends over…
Back to school and no fuss midweek meals
It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief that the long Christmas holiday is over and the teens are back to school. Although it does come with the added stress of early morning starts and the inevitable rushing around to make dinner as soon as I walk into the house at night due to the…
As 2018 becomes 2019
its is all about living, loving and above all, laughing.
Inspired by Porchetta
An aromatic and flavourful roast pork and crackling.