A simple, but crowd pleasing squash soup recipe. Perfect for cold winter evenings or as a starter to a fancy meal.Read More →
A super simple bread that elevates any Italian themed meal to a new level. With a little planning, you can serve this bread warm alongside a warming bowl of pasta or with a hearty soup. Print Recipe Rosemary Focaccia Course Side dish Cuisine Italian Prep Time 2 hours Cook Time 40 minutes Passive Time 1-2 hours Servings people Ingredients 500 g Strong white bread flour2 tsp Salt1 sachet Quick yeast2 tbsp olive oil400 ml WaterFine sea salt1 sprig Rosemary Course Side dish Cuisine Italian Prep Time 2 hours Cook Time 40 minutes Passive Time 1-2 hours Servings people Ingredients 500 g Strong white bread flour2Read More →
I consider this a special occasion dish in that it’s a little more time consuming than most of the food we eat. Having said that, it’s one of the most lovely autumnal feel-good family meals we have cooked.Read More →
This has always been a firm favourite with both me and my kids. It’s quick (you can make a batch in the time it takes to cook spaghetti), easy and made from the simplest of ingredients. Once you’ve made your own pesto you’ll never want to buy the gloop they sell in jars again.Read More →
People are understandably cautious about picking wild mushrooms – every year over 200 people suffer from mushroom poisoning after eating the wrong ones. However this is completely avoidable and by following a few simple rules, anyone can pick and eat wild mushrooms in complete safety.Read More →
Making bread is not hard. It can seem like a massive inconvenience, I mean isn’t that what Sainsbury’s is for? Why make a tomato sauce when you can buy Dolmio, why read a book when you can watch the film, why go to a museum when you browse the images online.
This is how we bake our weekly sourdough bread.Read More →
Last week I had a full seven days of utter failure. Takeaway pizza was consumed. Running took a back seat and good healthy evening meals were replaced by wine and cheese.
Here’s nine ways to get back on track, without giving in to guilt and hopelessness!Read More →
Weekends are an opportunity to spend a little longer making family meals. Our little one likes to ‘help’, although his version of help is basically ‘stealing cheese’.
All kids are picky. Our 3 year old’s first reaction to everything is ‘I don’t like that’ even before he tries it. Our strategy is to involve him in preparing our meals.Read More →
Radishes are always the first thing we end up harvesting from our little veg patch. Every year I plant them and every year I discover that I still don’t like them. Why do I grow them? This delicious lentil salad is the perfect way to elevate the humble radish.Read More →
For entrepreneurs and investors, failure is not only acceptable, it’s desirable. So how come we can’t embrace the power of failure in our personal lives?Read More →