Category Food

Aubergines with Pasta and Cheese

I’ve had bouts of vegetarianism in my life, the first when I was a teenager living at home. Mum, bless her, embraced this wholeheartedly. She bought a book from Sainsburys, Vegetarian Meals by Rosamond Richardson. Meals from it formed my…

Bad Diet Day

Here’s my ultimate dessert dream from childhood, an illustration from The Cat In The Hat Dictionary Beginner Book a very well thumbed volume from my early years and still available now.  This funny clever book would be an ideal gift for…

Fish ‘n’ Chips

We are blessed to live within walking distance of England’s biggest fish market. It means that the seafood that we eat around is superb. I’m planning a future post on where I buy fish to cook myself. But today I…

Chutney Making

In anticipation of the expected glut of fruit and vegetables that we’re going to get from our allotment, I’ve lost my chutney making cherry. I have to say that it might be an activity that’s going to hook me in.…

Lemon Drizzle Cake

One of the reasons that we are keen cooks is that we like to know what’s in our food. So today, in the spirit of sharing a recipe with just good honest ingredients I thought I’d provide instructions for the…

Rhubarb

Rhubarb crown number three has gone in at the allotment. It’s not rocket science. You just dig a shallow hole, chuck in a handful of fish, blood and bone fertiliser, pop in the crown and cover its knobbly part. The…