Category Archives: May

Beetroot and Brown Sugar Floating Islands on a Chocolate Custard Sea

6.4 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, … Continue reading

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Beetroot powder and beetroot ink and beetroot art

I really like beetroot.

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Home made Marshmallows – Elderflower Snow and Vanilla

Here’s my little fluffy cloud marshmallow cutters. Designed by me, beautifully made by Yasemen Hussein in copper. Remember the Elderflower snow I made back in the summer? Well I’m putting it to good use to make light as a cloud Elderflower Marshmallows … Continue reading

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Crystallised Elderflowers and Elderflower Snow

I had to pick the elderflower heads in the rain on the morning of the lunch, so they were pretty soggy.  They say, you should pick the heads dry, just warm from the sun, to get the best flavour. I … Continue reading

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Potato and Chilli Tart – From a book on potatoes, called Potatoes.

A long time ago, I wrote a book on potatoes. When I tell anyone this, they always ask me, what’s it called? and I of course say, Potatoes. It’s true. I wrote a book on Potatoes, called Potatoes.

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Game Sausages and Creamed Peas

I was  just thinking how green the blog was looking in the last few posts and then realised that it’s the first of May tomorrow, my favourite month. Returning home in May after a few months travelling in South-east Asia … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Boiled Eggs

Trim some asparagus by snapping off their woody/tough ends. Bring two pans of water to a boil. Add eggs to one and boil for about 4 minutes. Add a big pinch of salt to the other, and steam or boil … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic and Pork Dumpling Broth with Asparagus, Peas and Leaves

Last week I picked some Wild Garlic leaves, (see post) in an urban wood and I promised to make some dumplings with them. Here they are. Use regular garlic if you like. I made a fresh pork stock, (recipe to … Continue reading

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