If it wasn’t for Sarah, I wouldn’t be married to Him Outdoors. She’s one of my oldest friends and in a rash moment nearly 20 years ago she invited me to a house party where I was introduced to one of her brothers. Our eyes met over a drain he was digging in their father’s garden and the rest, dear reader, is history. (I should say the digging wasn’t part of the festivities, it preceded them. There was a long queue for the bathroom that day.)
She was telling me about another party she threw recently, the sort where people drift in and out over many hours, often with their kids in tow. The food needed to appeal to all generations, Continue reading →
What do you cook for a big family birthday or – very apposite at the moment with all the university degree results coming through – a graduation party? Of course you could just take all your teens and twenties out for fish and chips or burgers or go upscale and take a select few to a posh restaurant.
Whoever first thought this up deserves culinary canonisation.
Instead of going to all the trouble of making puff pastry vol-au-vents or shortcrust shells, just buy the sort of white sliced loaf that would, I’m sure, never normally sully your lips. Continue reading →
Welcome to my creative recipe blog. Sweet and savoury recipes are mixed with a little science, history or maths. I often illustrate my recipes and some have craft or decorative elements for you to try. I love spicy foods, Italian, Thai, revisited British favourites, bread making (including sourdough), patisserie, confectionery and pastry - but nothing is off limits!