Whole Roasted Squash

Roast squash is something that I have returned to after a few
 years of avoiding it. Along with the other vegetarian stalwarts of mushroom risotto and stuffed peppers, there was a time when roast squash was the...

Posted: 31.10.18 3 Comments

Celebratory Celeriac + Sweet Garlic Pie

This has been my Christmas centrepiece for the last couple of years. It is everything I want in a pie: a Cheddar and winter herb flaky pastry; a creamy filling, sweet with balsamic garlic and roasted celeriac; and a...

Posted: 30.10.18 7 Comments

Observer Food Monthly Cookbook of the Year Award 2018

I am so very excited to say that last night my book ‘The Modern Cook's Year’ won the best cookbook award for 2018 at the Observer Food Monthly awards. In the food world this is kind of like winning best actor. I...

Posted: 19.10.18 13 Comments

How to choose what to eat tonight

Autumn is here: cold days and dark nights. Crispy ombre leaves under foot and cold just pinching your cheeks; scarves wrapped around necks and flip flops finally relegated. Half of me is sad to say goodbye to the heady...

Posted: 10.10.18 1 Comments

Roast Vegetable + Winter Herb Gravy

No roast dinner is the same without gravy. Serves 8 2 leeks 2 red onions 2 sticks of celery 4 carrots 2 garlic cloves in their skins 2 sprigs of rosemary, bay and thyme Salt and black pepper Olive oil 2 tbsp...

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Vanilla and blackberry drop scones

These were a Saturday favourite growing up. We used to make them with blueberries or strawberries on the top of the Aga at home, topping them with too much butter and far too much maple syrup. We’d make a triple...

Posted: 08.10.18 1 Comments

Perked-up packed lunches

Normally, there are two things wrong with an at-your-desk salad or sandwich. The first is that it’s at your desk, in front of your screen, and the second is that we often get stuck in a rut, making the same thing over...

Posted: 05.10.18 1 Comments

Five After-Work Suppers for Meat-Free Week

I’m not usually a fan of a ‘national day or week’. National mulled wine day on March 4th anyone? And I’m always torn between celebrating national carrot cake day (3rd Feb) and international carrot cake day (4th...

Posted: 23.09.18 0 Comments

Ideas to help you use less plastic

It seems that the tide is finally beginning to turn against plastic. As the full realisation of what we are doing to our oceans begins to hit us, it’s time to look at the wealth of alternatives out there, which often...

Posted: 05.09.18 10 Comments

A Wedding Feast in Wales

It's two years and a couple of months since John and I got married on an island off the coast of Anglesey half way out to sea. The day started with a sea mist, my Dad drove me to the edge of the sea in his old BMW 3...

Posted: 13.08.18 5 Comments