Recipes

Poached Comice Pears
Desserts, Recipes

Poached Comice Pears

Pears are a favourite of mine in deserts. They have a subtlety that can be neglected, but if treated with respect, is truly delicious. This easy recipe is perfect for those wanting to keep costs down. Make sure you buy seasonal and local fruit whenever possible, not only for taste, […]

Shrubs
Drinks, Recipes

Shrubs

  Shrubs. Not the small, near-to-the-ground woody plant, but the acidulated beverage that is going to be a major trend this summer. Originating as a means of preserving berries and other fruit in the off-season, a shrub is a mixture of fruit and vinegar. As shrubs developed, the liquid began […]

Bacon Old Fashioned
Drinks, Recipes

Bacon Old Fashioned

Bacon. The UK does bacon better than anywhere I’ve been, and Bevan’s Butchers does bacon better than anywhere I’ve found; their smoked streaky bacon is unbelievable. Another delicious thing beginning with the letter b, is bourbon and why not put these two loves together and make a Bacon Old Fashioned?

Blueberry and Juniper Sauce
Recipes, Sauces, Dips, Jams

Blueberry and Juniper Sauce

Having added a sous vide to the¬†kitchen arsenal, duck breast is going to be on the menu rather frequently. Why? Because my Partner in Crime has perfected the art of cooking duck in the sous vide. Never before have I had duck that is so juicy or full of flavour. […]

Kentish Cherry Cake
Cake, Fruit, Recipes

Kentish Cherry Cake

With the return of Great British Bake Off last night, some kind of baked good was definitely on the agenda. Having ordered Paul Hollywood’s book, British Bakes, last year in a mad frenzy of online book shopping, I was yet to make anything from it. The book is an exploration […]

Homegrown Produce
Fruit, Recipes, Vegetables

Homegrown Produce

Sometimes you find gorgeous things in places you least expect: like this tomato plant, which was hiding amounts all the flat-packery at Ikea. A mere ¬£5, and this beauty has produced the sweetest, reddest little tomatoes for us. Amazing to just harvest a few, cut them in half, toss them […]