this year’s marmalade

In these darkest, wettest months, I retreat to the warmth of my kitchen to make my own sunshine. At this time of year I find cooking to be particularly soothing, preparing soups, dahls, chilli spiced noodles. I return to the ritual of baking bread, and I peruse my cookbooks for wholesome biscuits to dunk in

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gingerbread latte :: recipe

I have a bit of a weakness for gingerbread lattes. During the rest of the year, I tend to drink flat whites or, on tired days, just plain old espresso shots, but there’s something so alluring about the gentle gingerbread spice, and on a dull wintery day, a ginger-scented coffee always lifts my spirits. Out here

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grow, forage, cook : pear and ginger cake

My love’s birthday is in September (in actual fact, he and Sabrina are cosmic twins!). Whilst we are rarely short of cake in our house, this is always his opportunity to choose his favourite. He’s a fan of chocolate cake, but it’s sticky pear and ginger upside-down cake which has made the most appearances on

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grow, forage, cook :: a basket of plums

In my last post, I introduced a brand new collaborative blog series: grow, forage cook, which I’m starting with my friend Sabrina.  I’m going to begin my #growforagecook adventures with the large basket of plums which was has been gracing my kitchen table… At our local PYO farm, there is a row of slightly neglected Victoria plum

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