One of my favourite things about the Autumn/Winter is the food and drink – surprise surprise! I love the spices and the warmth of ginger, whisky, star anise, cinnamon…all of them just make me feel so cosy.Read More →
This recipe does take a bit of prep – the filling needs to cool down before filling the pasties but boy are they worth it! They freeze really well, meaning that you’ll have several hassle-free meals ready to go!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 →
Our 4 year old boy is unlucky enough to suffer with allergies – this is our recipe for a natural and more effective home made moisturiser.Read More →
This time of year is great for free food, and it’s great for getting the kids out and into nature. Blackberries are the ultimate free food – plentiful, delicious and versatile.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 →
We’re experimenting with a 100% plant based diet this month. This inevitably means salads. The weird thing is, having been a life long salad hater, I’m now really enjoying trying new recipes. I think this stems from the fact that the salads of my childhood were mostly limp lettuce and a hard tomato.Read More →
Summer. Cherries. Weekends. Three words that add up to one of the easiest summer puddings you can make. Paired with home made vanilla ice cream, this is what summer weekends are all about.