So Christmas has been and gone and it really was lovely, but we are nearing the end of January now (which, for the record always feels about six weeks long) and I don’t know about you, but as we tick over into February, I am always desperate for Spring to arrive. I have spent much … Continue reading Carrot, Apple and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
It’s been a while since I wrote a blog. Spending the best part of 2017 studying, working, looking after my family and trying to start a food blog from scratch, has been brilliant but exhausting and something had to give. Thankfully, every time I count the children and pets they all seem to be there … Continue reading My Top Ten Christmas Foods
It’s no secret that summer is my favourite month and whilst the darker evenings and cooler weather do make me feel a bit sad, there is no denying that the silver lining is autumnal food. Berries, butternut squash, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and apples are among the highlights, plus from September it’s acceptable to turn all … Continue reading My favourite Autumn Foods
Originating from North Africa, Shakshuka is a delicious combination of tomatoes, spices and eggs – it’s an easy to make, grab all lunch, brunch or supper. There are many variations and I think like most recipes, you end up whittling a recipe down and tweaking it until it becomes your own version – one of … Continue reading Shakshuka
The weather may have left a lot to be desired last weekend (where has summer gone?!), but it was still a good one. A highlight was dinner at Harry’s in Exeter on Saturday night. Way back at the beginning of the 00’s, my husband and I came here on our first date. A lot has … Continue reading Harry’s Restaurant – Longbrook Street Exeter
Who reading this still buys cookery books? I know they seem a little old fashioned in current times, but I have to admit that I still love a cookery book and I know I’m not alone in this. I would wager that there are lots of us squirreling away books with pages covered in flour, … Continue reading In praise of the good old fashioned Cookery Book…
Thought to have sprung from medieval pie making traditions, there’s a reason that tarts are such a popular summer food. Although I love them all year round, when the weather is warm and cooking feels like a bit of an effort, they come into their own as a deceptively hard working foodstuff – hear me … Continue reading Why the humble tart should be your go-to summer dish.