- Food & Drink
Before Christmas I spent a long evening finely shredding lemon and lime peel to make a lot of jars of lemon and lime marmalade flavoured with a splash of gin. I didn’t quite get the recipe right – not enough pectin to deal with the gin […]Continue Reading →
Carrots are the bane of my refrigerator. I buy them most weeks because I like carrots. I like them chopped into sticks to nibble on when I’m feeling ostentatiously healthy. I enjoy them roasted with potatoes and swede and honey. I eat them steamed, boiled and stir-fried. I like carrots.
But […]Continue Reading →
I’ve given up meat for Lent. After a fashion.
It would be truer to say that I’m avoiding meat for Lent, ducking into doorways, hiding behind newspapers and studiously staring at my shoes whenever a nice, juicy, bloody steak walks past, dribbling gravy in its wake.
It’s because I […]Continue Reading →
When I was 9 years old I ate 7 and a 1/2 pancakes on Pancake Day. Obviously, I was sick a few hours later, but in my own childish way I’d stayed true to the spirit of Shrove Tuesday. I’d gorged and feasted. I celebrated […]Continue Reading →
If there is one certain rule in cooking, it’s that you should never cook something new for a dinner party. Never put yourself through the stress, all the cook books and writers shrewdly advise. Stick to what you know. And this is good advice, but it […]Continue Reading →
I have drunk all the whisky and still I have a cold. I wake up with mucussy snorts, snuffling in bedsheets damp from a night’s feverish sweats. I spend my days glowing with the fuzzy warmth that only a busy virus can generate. I go to […]Continue Reading →
If you’ve made and eaten your medieval Chicken in cumin sauce, you’re probably thinking to yourself: “That was a fairly filling plate of meat, bread and vegetables but what I need right now is a pudding so calorific it will sink me like an overburdened container ship.” Fortunately […]Continue Reading →
As anyone who’s had the misfortune to walk through a town centre with me will confirm, I can’t resist a charity shop. I have to go in and inspect the cookery books, looking for original, interesting or just plain sticky, well-used tomes.
One of my latest buys (£2.50, thank […]Continue Reading →
My fingers are cold, but wearing gloves indoors seriously restricts my ability to do anything other than polish glass with my mitteny hands. My feet are cold, but I can’t get more socks on. In fact, I don’t think I have any more socks. Just as the country’s thermometers hesitatingly […]Continue Reading →
My name is Jassy Davis and I'm a freelance food writer, recipe developer and food stylist. I write for magazines, websites and I'm the co-author of The Contented Calf Cookbook.
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