The weekend in Normandy we took in May 2013 – cripes, our last family holiday – was memorable for mussels, oysters, and dragging a screaming baby around the Benedictine distillery.
For my hen weekend, my girlfriends took me fishing off Ramsgate harbour. I could barely conceal my excitement for the whole time we were at sea, which exposed a rather nasty side to my character, because 50% of my crew had extreme seasickness. We were blessed with really calm conditions and sunny weather, and ourContinue reading
Plenty of dishes are unkind to the amateur food photographer, and ham and chicory gratin is one of them. Fortunately, this classic dish tastes more dignified than it looks, and anyway, who can resist a penis joke at a dinner party? My grandmother was a huge fan of chicory, but I didn’t develop a tasteContinue reading
Hello much-neglected blog, I have news to share. In brief, I got married and a magazine column. I am also hosting a pop-up on Saturday as part of Lewes OctoberFeast, the annual food festival I help to organise and promote. With so much to witter on about I thought I’d slip back into the habitContinue reading
How to make my grandma’s sunny iced strawberry fool (or a mess of your kids). When invited by Waitrose Online to write a blog post with my daughter about ice cream I thought, ‘I’ll be damned if I’m letting my two-year-old make custard.’ Most of the ice cream I make at home is from aContinue reading
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