Pickled Purple Cauliflower Salad

Pickled Purple Cauliflower Salad

Pickled Purple Cauliflower Salad

I lucked out in an obscene manner at the farmers market at the weekend. It’s as if all the produce had got together and artfully arranged themselves adjacent to each other so I didn’t have to use my imagination at all. The purple cauliflower sang out immediately. Of course it would – it was purple. […]

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Gingerdead Men

Gingerdead Men

Gingerdead Men

Do you know what I love? Gingerbread men. They are delicious. I could eat a mountain of the chirpy little fellows. Are they strictly adult food? Maybe not but do I have to feel slightly embarrassed that I spent a wonderful afternoon baking and decorating these without a child in sight? No, I don’t. I […]

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Willow's Wicked Elixir

Willow’s Wicked Elixir

Willow's Wicked Elixir

  Did you have squillions of blackberries rolling around your kitchen this year after many an enthusiastic and prickly squandering of all the blackberry bushes within a 5-mile radius? You did? Samies! This year our Halloween temptress herself requested a cocktail in her name which was very good of her seeing as she only drinks […]

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Halloween Chilli

Chilli Con Carne with Halloween Cornbread Muffins

Halloween Chilli

  I might have to rein myself in. It is coming up to my favourite time of year, Christmas lights, parties and food- and the run up to Halloween is what kicks it all off. You can never be too old for Halloween, at least that’s what I tell myself when I’m squabbling with the […]

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Smokehouse

I had been keen to try Smokehouse for a while.  Often a new restaurant opens, I will read a glowing review, then after deluding myself that I’ll book a table right there and then it will be put on a to-do list never to be thought of again.  Then months later I find the to-do […]

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Jerk chicken with kohlrabi and fennel remoulade

There are a handful of restaurants, pubs and cafes which I go to frequently. You might even say I was a valued regular if you forget for a moment that we live in London where all you would get if you were recognised by the staff would be a knowing smirk. One of my ‘regular’ […]

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