Baked Pears with Honey, Cinnamon and Toasted and Almonds

  Mind-blowingly easy, yet pretty enough to whip out when friends come over for dinner – these baked pears are a fantastic, easy recipe to keep tucked away for autumn evenings. Ingredients (Serves 6): 6 pears (I used Sweet William in the photos but it doesn’t matter as long as they are perfectly ripe) 50g…

Another Excuse To Eat More Cake…

It’s almost cross country season again. After a summer lolling in the sun and not doing as much running as I had hoped/promised myself, next week, hundreds (thousands? ..there can’t be thousands of us this stupid?) of us across the country will start lining up in muddy fields, pitches and commons on a Sunday afternoon,…

A Sage, Squash and Celariac Soup for blustery days.

Big batch soup cooking really signals the arrival of colder weather to me and today is no exception. After a muddy, windy run on the common this morning, I came home needing a warming bowl of soup. Packed with nutrients, this one is an all round good-egg. Feel free to add in any other root…

Autumn Plum and Apple Galette

It’s a properly gloomy autumn day today and there’s even a storm warning here in the South West, so I’m baking for the weather and it’s comfort food all the way in the form of a plum and apple galette. A galette is a French term for any type of free form tart with the…

Strawberry and Ice-Cream Sodas

I still can’t believe our luck with the wall-to-wall sunshine this Summer and as it’s almost the end of term, this Strawberry Ice-Cream Soda is the perfect reward for all that hard work. I made this for my kids this week – it went down a storm and as it takes no time at all…