Asparagus, Purple Sprouting and Poached Eggs with Parmesan

Image of eggs, broccoli and asparagus in a basket

This was my haul from the vegetable garden the other day (the hens live there too). Asparagus, purple spouting broccoli and eggs, all freshly picked or newly laid. It would have been madness to eat anything else that night. Continue reading

Summer Salads and Pots of Pesto

Image of the vegetable gardenIt’s blazing hot and as we get so few days like this in the average British summer, it’s tempting to abandon the computer and leg it down to the veg patch with a basket, a trowel and a pair of scissors. Continue reading

Gingernuts, Muesli Cookies and Cheese Sablées

Image of cookies in a tinHome-made biscuits are so delicious and so quick and easy I really should make them more often. The trouble is they’re so tasty I can usually scoff a whole batch unaided and I really can’t afford a whole new wardrobe.

But for those of  more abstemious habits and for the naturally slim, here are three of my favourites. Continue reading