Pear, Sour Cherry and Chocolate Chip Crumble

We have a pear thief in our midst.  He sneaks past the fruit bowl in the dead of night, ensnares a juicy pear and steals it away to his lair.  He is bold, brash and unafraid of the consequences.  He seeks the thrill of the chase, the lure of a ripe pear between his teeth, […]

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Peach and Cheese Custard Pasties

No, my obsession with cheese and peach jam has not gone too far.  In fact, this creation is the ultimate symbiosis and uses a savoury cheese custard and the vanilla bourbon peach jam I made a couple of weeks ago.  Only after you have made this and eaten it and agreed with me then can […]

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Raspberry and White Chocolate Banana Bread

This recipe is not yet gluten-free Why are bananas so fun?  They are great to eat, they are great to say, you can play cops and robbers with them and they look kinda funny too.  There is a reason why slipping on a banana skin is a comedy staple as opposed to a mango skin […]

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Minted Brownies

Minted Brownies

Minted Brownies

During my first year at University I developed an unhealthy obsession.  Well, I developed several but I’m not here to talk about cold spaghetti bolognaise on toast or 80s night at the student union.  I am here to admit unashamedly that I couldn’t read Proust or start writing about Proust or watch Fifteen to One […]

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Breakfast Quinoa with Cashew Cream

Breakfast Quinoa with Cashew Cream

Breakfast Quinoa with Cashew Cream

I remember when Sunday mornings were relaxed affairs, luxuriously long lie-ins garnished with the Sunday papers and lashings of tea and bacon. Then why pray tell did my alarm go off this morning at an ungodly time only for me to leap out of bed, load myself up with iPod and trainers and forsake my […]

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Vanilla Bourbon Peach Jam

There are several key factors which get me out of bed every morning.  The first is Furry Alarm Clock 1 who cannot wait the extra half hour until my alarm goes off to start pawing me in the face to be fed.  The second is Furry Alarm Clock 2 who struts into the bedroom caterwauling […]

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