If you’re looking at this salad and thinking that it looks much fancier than my usual recipes, you’d be totally right – it’s not my own recipe. Gold star for you, you’ve been paying attention. In fact, this gorgeous fig and fennel salad was dreamed up by chef Georgina Davies, who I saw demonstrating the dish at an event in London a couple of weeks ago.
Before I tell you all about these honey and mustard sticky sausages (which is not a euphemism, I promise), I want to share where I got the honey from. It came from a really lovely family-owned farm called Naranjas del Carmen in Valencia, Spain. The current owners of the farm inherited it six years ago from their grandfather, and have given it a new lease of life, producing … Read more
I'm writing this post on the UK's hottest day of the year so far. By the time I come to publish it, no doubt the clouds will have returned - but for now, the sun is blazing, there's not a cloud in the sky, and I am basically melting. The temperature's reached around 33°C (around 91°F), which is probably fairly normal to some of you, but we Brits are not built for this kind of … Read more
Hoooly yum. These teriyaki mushroom bowls are the bomb. Excuse the obnoxiousness, but seriously - juicy mushrooms in a sweet, salty and sticky sauce? They totally deserve it. Especially when they're served with homemade egg fried rice and steamed pak choi - an East Asian-inspired bowl of deliciousness. Okay, I'll stop with the clichés now. I just wanted to make it clear just … Read more
You know when you look at a word for too long, and it suddenly stops making any sense? I've totally done that with the word 'paella'. It's obviously not an English word in the first place so I think I should let myself off, but for a while there I was genuinely concerned that I'd invented the word myself. Paella. Vegetarian paella. Vegan paella. Pie-ell-aaaa. It means nothing … Read more
This year, my husband and I spent Mardi Gras in New Orleans (you can read all about our trip here!). Just in case you've never made the connection, Mardi Gras is French for 'Fat Tuesday', aka Shrove Tuesday, aka the Tuesday before the start of Lent, aka Pancake Day! … Read more