Anja Dunk’s Stollen Bites

I'm so happy to be sharing this amazing recipe from my friend Anja's treat of a book, Advent. Advent is an edible countdown in 24 chapters inspired by the idea of traditional paper advent calendars, where you open up...

Posted: 24.11.21 3 Comments

Homemade Gifts to Post This Christmas

Sending something you have actually made with your own actual hands is a very good way to connect with people you love. It will also make you feel smug, in a Blue Peter badge mixed with Martha Stewart kind of a way. And...

Posted: 11.11.21 7 Comments

Five Flavourful Soups

As the colder months finally starts to kick in, I start to crave comfort. The warmth of an evening by the fire, a hot chai after a long walk on the Hackney Downs, a new pair of woolly tights. Most of all though, I crave...

Posted: 14.10.21 5 Comments

Good things for colds

These are the things I make when coughs and colds strike; when we are feeling a little depleted. I don’t intend these recipes to be medicine. I have no proof that they work but they make me and my family feel better....

Posted: 07.10.21 2 Comments

Good things on toast

This week our toaster has started only toasting on only one side. In a bid to buy less new stuff we are hoping we can fix it. With all things going well might happen in mid 2025. So we are going for the flip technique....

Posted: 13.09.21 2 Comments

Lemon, artichoke and butterbean paella

A few things to say about Paella, while recognising I am absolutely no expert. I have found it's best in a thin based paella pan over a gas flame or even better a BBQ/fire. Failing that whatever large shallow (to drive...

Posted: 02.09.21 8 Comments

All-time favourite ways with tomatoes

In peak tomato season, I'll eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Squashed on to bread with oil, salt and a little cheese on the side in the morning; at lunch, in heavy wedges with a dousing of sea salt alongside a...

Posted: 01.09.21 2 Comments

Cherry on Top

Cherries are hands down my favourite fruit. In winter I buy them frozen, quickly warming them with vanilla to top porridge, or baking them into a sweet clafoutis to brighten up Sunday suppers. During these...

Posted: 30.06.21 0 Comments

Summer Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is undoubtedly the meal I think about most, from almond milk French toast to bright bowls of fruited cereal, what I eat first thing is my way of setting my intention or the day, a moment of relative calm...

Posted: 15.06.21 2 Comments

Pea, mint and preserved lemon filo tart

A quick tart made in a frying pan with not much fuss but all the flavour. Most of the things in this tart I have on hand in the freezer or my cupboards – a couple of bunches of fresh herbs liven things up. For very...

Posted: 19.05.21 3 Comments