Spelt Scones, in fact, Spelt and Wild Garlic Scones

Easy peasy.

Spelt and Wild Garlic Scones

First pick a handful of wild garlic leaves……worth the effort…..OR today I spotted growing pots of it at Panzers …. not so wild…..

These are all spelt flour scones. I used white spelt flour, you could use wholemeal spelt flour too, but they will be heavier.

I used up some of the syrup from a jar of stem ginger I had, (gives the scones a gentle gingery flavour) but use honey if that’s what you’ve got.

Wild Garlic Scones

Wild Garlic Scones


At this time of year, in some urban woods near where I live, there’s a few clumps of wild garlic. Have a look round your neighbourhood……you never know….. See this from 2 years ago…. Continue reading

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Rick James ‘Give it to Me Baby’

Ridiculously brilliant! Thank you @driftwoodstory


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Seville Orange Curd

No excuses, just a new post……Hoo-friggin- yay!

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I had bought some Seville oranges form my local organic veg box scheme, (Organic Wick) they sat in my fruit bowl….and sat….and sat…..and sat….until I eventually got round to making this creamy curd……I kept the skins of the oranges and I’m in the process of making candied peel….I carefully emptied the eggs out of their shells and made little vases for some white tulips…..see above…..Tomorrow I’ll make a gluten free lemon and orange almond cake and this curd will be slathered in the centre with some creme fraiche….Friends are coming for tea….. Continue reading

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Gilbert and George – Gordon’s Makes Us Drunk 1972

It’s Christmas and time to get drunk. Very drunk..

I love this short film of the artists Gilbert and George getting drunk (very drunk) on Gordon’s gin.

I love gin. It’s my spirit of choice, it was my Gran’s too. She lived until 100 years old and was a regular Gordon’s gin quaffer, well into her 90’s!!

I actually do like Gordon’s gin, it’s my base gin, and the one I return to again and again. Don’t get me wrong I like a posh gin too and depending on my mood I’ll sip a Sipsmith or two, or a Tanqueray, or a Hendricks….thankfully there are loads and loads of new one’s to try on the market……..

But Butler’s gin is one gin you must try. It’s being distilled by my neighbour Ross Butler in Hackney Wick, East London. Butler’s Gin is named after and is completely created and bottled by himself. It’s light, crisp and citrusy, blending lemongrass, cardamom, coriander, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fennel, lemon and lime. Good, very, very good.

As a real bonus all the ingredients are organically sourced and kind to the environment.

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May, well some of May….

MayThis was some of my May…….. Continue reading

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It’s been a long, long time.

Well it has, I know. I find myself using instagram more and more, (esp with vid app now) and post on here less and less. Things are gonna change. Soon you’ll be able to see my instagram feed on here and here’s a collage I made ages ago, that I never managed to post up. I kept postponing because I wanted to write loads. I didn’t have time. More to follow shortly.

Anyhow. Listen to this old beauty below I found when googling, It’s been a long, long time……


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Beetroot and Brown Sugar Floating Islands on a Chocolate Custard Sea


I had borrowed Lauren’s vintage American waffle iron and she had borrowed my Sicilian cake stand for ages and ages. We both felt guilty. Today we did an amnesty and swapped objects. George made his sour dough waffle batter, Lauren did the waffle making and I finished off the Beetroot Floating Islands I had made to go alongside. Those waffles were the best I ever had! Continue reading

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Beetroot powder and beetroot ink and beetroot art


I really like beetroot. Continue reading

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