Having spent much of the past few months commuting back and forth to the West Country, I haven’t got nearly as much cooking done as I would like.  So I thought I’d share a short little post of a few little things that make me smile and have kept me happy. I have professed my […]

It’s been a fair old while since my last blog post in November.  Unfortunately, post Christmas flat hunting (twice, I may add) has taken up a lot of my time and energy.  Finally, I moved last weekend and now have my very own kitchen!! I don’t have to share it with ANYONE (OK, I will […]

As a new staff member at the UK charity, Penny Brohn Cancer Care, I was lucky enough to attend a festive cookery course last week (believe it, we all know Christmas will be on the door step sooner than we think!) Penny Brohn provides support to help people live well with the impact of cancer, through a […]

Back in May, I attended an RSA lecture by Michael Pollan, a renowned food activist with very sensible views.  During my work at the RSA I was lucky enough to attend lunch time lectures as a ‘live tweeter’.  When I saw the event title ‘How cooking can change your life’ on our Google Doc, I […]

Back at the beginning of the wild garlic season this year, I took a trip down to visit my family in North Cornwall.  For years I have seen wild garlic en masse in Coombe Valley and have always felt the urge to forage and gorge.  Until this year, I only picked the odd sprig for […]

As we’re almost coming to the end of kale season, I wanted to share this recipe which uses kale in one of the most simple and easy ways. I was first introduced to kale by a recipe for kale, sausage and bean cassoulet (great for winter!)  And I’ve been using it ever since – not […]

January is meant to herald the start of a year of healthy eating and portion control. Countless magazine covers are testament to this; but I often find the kind of diets they promote are unsustainable and faddish. So as we enter February, I hope those fad diets have been ditched. I fundamentally don’t believe in […]