Dutch apple cake

I have just taken a Dutch Apple Cake out of the oven, golden brown and crispy with preserving sugar on top, wonderfully light and fluffy inside, studded with molten pieces of hot apple…… Continue reading

Chicken, bean and pepper stew

M has gone to his home town for a few days, leaving me to my own devices in the city. While he’s away I’ve decided to try out a few recipes so that… Continue reading

Wild mac ‘n’ cheese

I made this tonight for Sophie and myself because we were both craving something warming and comforting. This is a twist on a childhood classic (tuna and pasta in cheese sauce) that my… Continue reading

Blackberry and apple crumble

I felt autumn today. It was the first time this year I’ve felt that chill, dampness in the air that signals the changing seasons. Even though it’s a bit depressing – I’m not… Continue reading

Sticky runner beans

I usually make this to go with sticky salmon, and use the fish marinade to flavour and cook the beans. You can adapt this recipe to whatever vegetables you might have – from… Continue reading

Sticky salmon

I’m slightly ashamed to say that this recipe began it’s life as a Weight-Watchers’ recipe. I have to make one thing clear before we proceed: the Weight-Watchers programme, no matter how effective, seems… Continue reading

Why I started this blog

A couple of you have asked what led me to start this blog, so I thought I’d try to explain. The tipping point came last week, when I went to London to see… Continue reading

Kale, mushroom and pork stir fry

When I opened the veg box this week to find a big bag of dark green kale staring me in the face, I knew autumn had arrived. And I was stumped. As the… Continue reading

Blackberry and raspberry lattice pie

UPDATE: While I work on perfecting my recipe for cherry clafoutis, I thought I’d share this classic berry pie recipe with you. Blackberries and their kin are starting to show up in markets… Continue reading

Vietnamese iced milk coffee

I love Sundays. Specifically, I love Sundays where I don’t have anything to do, and I can spend the entire day alternately loitering and lounging in the garden with a newspaper (admittedly, I’m… Continue reading