Author Archives: Anna

Summer eating

The garden is demanding much of my time.  With this crazy combination of belting sun followed by pouring rain the weeds in particular are flourishing.  Encouragingly though all the other goodies I have planted are also thriving and we are … Continue reading

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Iced buns

When I went to collect my son from a friends’ house the other day I took some iced buns I’d just made as a thank you.   On handing them to the father he took a whiff and started rhapsodising … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with sundried tomatoes

Recently I felt I may have overdone the wild garlic and as my hand hovered over a bunch the other day to make more pesto I decided to take another direction for lunch.  Pasta was already on the menu in … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

I have been asked (occasionally by myself) why I endlessly try out new recipes, spend half my time in the kitchen and write this blog.  There are several reason but the fundamental ones remain the same.  For the first I … Continue reading

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Chorizo Meatballs with Tomato Sauce, Greens and Dirty Rice

Do you ever wonder what to cook for supper?  Despite spending a considerable number of my waking moments thinking about food I do struggle to come up with new recipes to present to my family.  Just as I get bored … Continue reading

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Moutabal

I just love a mezze type lunch.  The table spread with an array of different things to pick and weave through, a bit of this and a bit of that.  More often than not I have a bit too much … Continue reading

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Blackcurrant Mousse

What? you cry, what is going on?  Blackcurrant Mousse in January?  I know, crazy though it may sound that is indeed the recipe for today.   I am usually one to bang the gong  for seasonal produce and wouldn’t dream … Continue reading

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Gougeres and Christmas do ahead tips

My daughter asked yesterday whether we could be super organised this Christmas so that I could spend loads of time with the family and not be fiddling in the kitchen….  I usually try to get a lot done and stashed … Continue reading

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…Turnovers and leftovers

There is nothing more satisfying than fashioning the proverbial silk purse out of a pigs ear.  By that I don’t mean I regularly keep pigs’ ears in the fridge – although why I don’t know as they can be a … Continue reading

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Spiced Samosas…

There is something universally appealing about a delicious little treat served with drinks or as a snack.  Whether a fancy pants canapé with drizzles and micro herbs or just a warm sausage with a spicy dip.  Nothing brings out the … Continue reading

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