Just a little bite to make sure it’s OK. I promise not to eat it all (I ate it all).

Are you watching the Great British Bake Off? Of course you are. Nigh on 8 million people are sat on their sofas every Wednesday, goggling at a tabernacle [...]

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Little lemon, almond and polenta cakes

Urban Food Fortnight, that two week waltz through the community gardens of London is over and I am laid up in bed with the kind of cold that only hits when you stop working, have a sit down and let your immune [...]

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There’s something smugly pleasing about turning an inedible lump of food waste that was destined for the bin into a slab of tasty sponge cake. Albeit, only smugly pleasing if I ignore the fact that I allowed some food to go rotten in my fridge in the first place. I gloss [...]

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It’s the 23rd December and I know exactly what you’re thinking: I’ve got the presents, put up the tree, secretly eaten all the good ones out of the tin of Quality Street and put the sherry in the fridge, but NIGHTMARE! I’ve forgotten to make the crispy cheese pancakes in the manner of Findus! Christmas is RUINED.

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Cauliflower cheese

On October 17, 2012 By

Cauliflower cheese is ready for its close up

A reason to be pleased about the change in seasons, apart from all the leaves that need kicking and the hot chocolate that needs drinking, is cheese sauce. Plain old butter, flour, milk and Cheddar cheese sauce. The sauce that, when I [...]

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Runner bean, Lancashire cheese and hazelnut salad

Back in April I was contacted by the British Beans and Peas Campaign and asked if I’d like to take part in the Great British Runner Bean Revival. Now, if there’s one thing I can’t resist, it’s a revival. And to help me revive runner beans [...]

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Gluten free carrot cake

Got a problem with gluten but still want to bake a lovely cake that will have friends and family falling over themselves with praise and fighting over the final slice? Then you need to take yourself over to Aol Lifestyle, where you’ll find a simply splendid recipe for [...]

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Morroccan carrot soup

Yet again I am being stalked by carrots. I don’t know how they make it into the house, but they’re creeping in somehow. Every time I open the fridge, another bag of carrots has appeared and is developing a film of condensation and a layer of grey, flaking skin. “See [...]

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Spinach and coconut soup

On October 18, 2010 By

Spinach and coconut soup

Winter is drawing near. It’s taken its time to get here, inching its way in while our attention was giddily caught by turning leaves and laden hedgerows. But now, when I walk out of my front door, the first thing I do I shiver. The blue skies and patches [...]

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Roast tomato and mint soup

When I moved back to London, Leonard and The Enigmatic Mr S very kindly let me move into their spare room while I looked for somewhere to live. This was on the understanding that I’d earn my keep by cooking them amazing meals and thus saving them from [...]

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