Soup, Cinnamon, Spuds and Summer Rolls

It’s been a week since I left my last job, yet it feels like longer. I’ve done 3 shifts since starting at the new place, and am now on the first of two days off. Boy is it hard work! I was prepared for that but the physical aspect and how much I’ve felt that […]

Recipe: Pork with Vietnamese Herbs (bun cha)

Here’s what happens: I go away to Berlin and discover a desire for Vietnamese food. Thanks to a recommendation from someone we were staying with, I ate at a little restaurant called Waterlily where I had summer rolls and a delicious crispy (proper crispy) duck with a curry sauce. My previous experience of Vietnamese food had […]

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 […]

I Love Crumpets!

Anglo-Saxons, I love you too. For inventing the crumpet, I am eternally grateful. Crumpets are very English, although there are Welsh and Scottish versions that have variations to make them slightly different. I haven’t yet met a person that does not like crumpets. Speak up if you don’t! The little rounds of holey loveliness combine […]