Cider generally makes me think of two things. Firstly, pork. I can’t think of a more failsafe way to cook pork than with plenty of cider. Secondly, underage drinking. I abstained from cider drinking for nearly a decade after I drank about two litres of it when I was 13.
I wrote this post last week and didn’t get round to publishing it before I went off camping with my daughter and some friends. Now, having conducted what I would like to call research, I feel the need to add a few more important details. 1. This banana bread stays good for ages, I mean,Continue reading
This is a real corker of a recipe: the kind that makes want to write it up so soon after dinner that I’m still retrieving bits of it from in between my teeth as I type. It’s particularly good because it reminds me of my dad’s gravy. Now, Dad’s gravy wasn’t to everyone’s taste becauseContinue reading
This recipe marks the beginning of a new series of posts for which I am inviting people to submit their own (what I call) ‘heirloom recipes’ for publication on this blog. An heirloom recipe is a dish that has been passed down to you by someone you love, most probably during your childhood, but notContinue reading
When I shared a photo of my fish dinner last week it inspired some really nice comments on Instagram and Twitter. Some good people I know wanted me to share the recipe, which filled me with food blogger pride but it also horrified me somewhat because I knew I was about to be outed. TheContinue reading
Here’s a quick midweek meal dedicated to one of my favourite bloggers, Ms Hattie Garlick of Free Our Kids. If you haven’t read about Hattie’s year-long experiment spending zero on toys, nappies, baby bubbles, flavoured rice cakes and all the other nonsense parents are told is essential for bringing up happy, healthy kids then headContinue reading
Before Christmas I rejoined a veg box scheme. I had been a happy Abel & Cole customer for nearly a year before I started feeling the pinch and cancelled my order. But, after a few months of regular supermarket veg shopping I started to miss the challenge of using up whatever happened to arrive onContinue reading