For me, December is all about the lead up to Christmas and that means it's filled with seasonal flavours and smells like cinnamon, ginger, citrus and .... well, sprouts. Now is the time that I do my present shopping - mainly … Continue Reading ››
November has arrived, bringing with it a blanket of fog (in Nottingham at least). I've often found that fog, rather like snow, seems to induce a childlike frenzy of emotion in otherwise mature and well-rounded adults. Some find it exciting and mysterious, … Continue Reading ››
August has a lot of pressure on it in my book. I always consider it to be the heart of the British summer and the sultriest month of the year. So when it isn't, then that's summer ruined. August is the last chance for a heatwave - next stop, Autumn, … Continue Reading ››
Are you in a food rut?
Are you bored of your same old rotation of meals?
Does dinner time feel like more of a chore than a pleasure?I SO know that feeling. It's kind of like writer's block for cooks. You're sitting, pen in hand and surrounded by recipe books, trying to … Continue Reading ››
Don't you just love the explosion of colour in summer? The soft, blossomy pinks and yellows of spring have subsided and have been replaced by brighter, bolder colours more fitting for the dramatic weather of July. Sultry and sweaty one moment, then dark and stormy the next. Fantastic! As always, the … Continue Reading ››
I love this time of year. Everything looks lush and green and full of colour. It's as if the world (or at least our little corner of it) has woken from a long, winter sleep and new life is shooting up everywhere you look. As you might expect, it's a month … Continue Reading ››