Urban Blackberries and Five Ways to Use them

Keep an eye out for blackberries, coming to a hedgerow near you. Or an abandoned car park, in my case, avoiding the broken glass and looking out for unpleasant objects as I picked in my besandled (it’s a word…) feet. What to do with blackberries? 1. Make a pie with apples 2. Make jam (never […]

Recipe: Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Risotto

Whenever I see the bunches of beetroot in shops at the moment, I can’t resist putting one in my basket. It goes with so much, and tastes a lot nicer (in my opinion) than the pickled stuff. It’s easy to cook – you simply trim the stems not quite to the beet – this helps […]

Week Two of The Happy Kitchen

Last night I cried, a lot. My eyes were so sore I could barely open them. “Why did you cry?”, I hear you ask, “when you’re meant to be The Happy Kitchen?” I’ll tell you why. I had to chop 8 onions. That’s why. My face was assaulted by onions, and it wasn’t pretty. By […]