Jamaican ginger cake

Some weekend baking for you over at Aol Lifestyle and it’s a cake that will warm your cockles on this especially grey and dreary spring Saturday. So click here for a Jamaican ginger cake recipe that’s made with fresh, dried and stem ginger along with a […]

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  Rhubarb tarte Tatin

There’s blossom on the trees, daffodils and crocuses in the lawn and birds are stealing things to ornament their nests and attract a mate. It’s time to celebrate spring and what better way than with a rhubarb tarte Tatin? Well, arguably there are many better […]

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Prawn cocktail

The retro season over at lovefood.com has reached its apotheosis with the prawn cocktail. Shredded lettuce, diced cucumber and plump prawns in proper Marie Rose sauce, made with ketchup and everything. Click here for the recipe, and to read all about its glamorous history, […]

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Bara brith

It’s St David’s Day tomorrow. A day for singing, poetry reciting, daffodil and leek wearing and eating slices of fruit bread thickly smeared with butter if you’re Welsh. If you’re not Welsh, then most of the above can be skipped in favour of just eating the fruit […]

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  Beef stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is what happens when French food meets a bottomless Russian wallet. Fillet steak, plenty of butter and no stinting on the cartons of sour cream – it’s the kind of meal that requires an imperial income and a damned hard winter to justify it. […]

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Oven baked beetroot risotto from The Contented calf Cookbook Last year my friend Elena Cimelli and I wrote  The Contented Calf Cookbook. It’s a cookbook designed for parents and parents-to-be, especially breastfeeding mums. All the recipes are made with lactogenic ingredients – foods that help support breast milk […]

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Crêpes Suzette

Everything is improved by being covered in brandy and set on fire. This is especially the case for pancakes, so my Shrove Tuesday post for lovefood.com is dedicated to that retro glam classic crêpes Suzette. For the history behind these flaming wonders, click Continue Reading

  Cheese blintzes

Pancake Day, the perfect day to get down with your Eastern European Jewish side and make some cheese blintzes. Don’t believe me? Then take yourself over to Aol lifestyle where I’ve posted a recipe for these delicate Polish pancakes stuffed full of sweet cheese. […]

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Baked liver and onions

Offal isn’t everybody’s idea of a party on a plate, but I have an appetite for blood that isn’t always satisfied by the niceties of fillet steak, no matter how blue. The spring and chew and abattoir floor flavour of organs and entrails appeals to my grisly, […]

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Sticky toffee pudding As well as writing for Aol Lifestyle while Gin and Crumpets was being rebuilt, I also graced the pages of lovefood with some recipes and a little bit of food history, too (I’m versatile like that). First was Sticky Toffee Pudding, which […]

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