Category Archives: Recipes

Parsnip Cake

There I was foraging wild food last week and I’m at it again now, this time it’s closer to home, actually in the fridge. It’s the one in the utility room which is often neglected and has needed a bit … Continue reading

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Notes From a Swedish Kitchen

As well as the bigger picture my work is about the detail which includes entertaining all the senses. I’m always on the look out for inspiration to help me engage the senses. Cooking is one way so I was delighted … Continue reading

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Dark Rye Sour Dough Bread

Memorable meals come at the most unexpected times. Way back years ago in the sixth form common room, a large room in a tall Victorian curly columned terrace house, we sprawled about on the sofas talking parties, clothes and art … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Biscotti

It’s the end of the summer and my friend says, you know I want to move, I’ve wanted to for five years, I don’t know if I’ll ever find what I’m looking for. What’s holding you back, do you know … Continue reading

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Marmalade and Cranberry Cake

It’s the marmalade season, I like to use up any I have left over from last year. This recipe is so easy, the cake is moist and squidgy.  Bake in a cooler oven than normal to make sure it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Thick Mushroom and Barley Soup

Out of the studio window, down the garden I can see a frost on the roofs of the houses, the sky is an intense bright blue, we’re in for a few cold days. That means a little bit of indulgence … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Porn Star

Ok this is some cheese porn for all of you who want to indulge in a cheese fest but aren’t allowed to this Christmas. The ‘illegal’ soft cheese was scoffed too quickly to be digitally immmortalised, here are two beauties I … Continue reading

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Christmas Mincemeat Slice

I’m a big fan of mince pies, looking  forward to them all year. This year I wanted something different, I didn’t want the typical pastry overload. So I came up with a lighter slice. The mincemeat layer under the almondy … Continue reading

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Nasturtium Flowers not just for Gardens

Nasturtiums I just love them, easy to grow bring bright flashes of colour to the garden. They are happy running wild filling a space, along the ground or scrambling up anything in their path. Great to add both flowers and leaves to … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Risotto, Hits the Spot at Comfort Food Time of Year

Now the autumn evenings are long and dark it’s the perfect season of comfort food, with it’s creamy texture and rich bacon hit, pumpkin risotto hits the spot. It’s a great recipe for using up left over pumpkin from Halloween … Continue reading

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