Sun, 4 December, 2022
After three long years of Christmas cancellations and Zoom drinks we can finally PARTY! like it’s 1999. Nibbles or full-on dinner? Plenty ideas here for either option.
Sun, 27 November, 2022
Chocolate makes us happy. It is good for us, in sensible quantities. It contains chemicals that aid the immune system and make us clever (seriously).
Sun, 20 November, 2022
Like the Geordie girls who never dress for the weather, I don’t cook for the weather. It’s November, right? That means salads are out, in come stews and casseroles.
Sun, 13 November, 2022
Ditch the supplements: the boring solution to aid your immune system is a varied diet with lots of plants, fibre and naturally occurring vitamins and nutrients.
Sun, 6 November, 2022
Game is affordable and excellent value, sustainable and benign for the environment, and as ethical as killing animals for meat can get away with being.
Sun, 30 October, 2022
Autumn is the time of plenty. Summer tomatoes, aubergines and peppers have worthy successors: parsnips, beetroot and carrots. Boring? Wait till you try the autumnal vegetable tian.
Sun, 23 October, 2022
Food pairing for new flavours, what-goes-with-what or some brilliant matches to make in your pan, in the baking tray and on the plate - like figs baked with blue cheese.
Sun, 16 October, 2022
Nuts are full of nutrients, antioxidants and fibre while supporting healthy lifestyle when munched as a snack. But they can also be used in cooking in many ways.
Sun, 9 October, 2022
If you buy your bread, look at the label: anything other than flour, yeast and salt is additives, extra sugar and salt. Which is of course why it's best to bake your own.
Sun, 2 October, 2022
Gen Z are very impressive. It doesn’t mean they don’t get takeaways, but they also cook! So here’s a handful of suggestions from me: how to cook your way through uni.
Sun, 25 September, 2022
The most sustainable food of all that grows anywhere at hardly any cost, which is also amazingly nutritious and supremely delicious.
Sun, 18 September, 2022
Peaches, apples, pears and grapes: much more than just pies and cakes. Autumnal salads with cheese and walnuts are on the menu, and did you know how wonderful grapes were roasted with meat?
Sun, 11 September, 2022
September is the time of plenty: there is so much to choose from to put on your plate! Peppers, aubergines, courgettes and tomatoes provide endless cooking inspiration.
Sun, 4 September, 2022
Pork deserves more attention. The myth that it's fatty and awfully unhealthy is all porkies. Look at Italians with their porchetta, lardo, salami - the list is long and very piggy.
Sun, 28 August, 2022
We’re back on the treadmill, and instead of leisurely barbecues and beach picnics, we’re having to cook full meals in the ten minutes between the school run and a music lesson.
Sun, 21 August, 2022
Homegrown tomatoes are warm from the sun, the fragrance from the leaves magnifying their own, so this year the amateur garden growers are the winners.
Sun, 14 August, 2022
Spinach is such a versatile produce! It’s the best side dish for fish. It works as a filling, it's the perfect couple with cheese, and it’s good for breakfast!
Sun, 7 August, 2022
Green beans, broad beans, carrots, lovely little beetroots, broccoli and sweetcorn: there are plenty of gorgeous dishes to be made with the local and the summery.
Sun, 31 July, 2022
Create the summer holiday atmosphere at home, cooking classic dishes from Spain, Italy and Greece! Cheer yourself up with holiday style food if you're not going away right now.
Sun, 24 July, 2022
Homemade ice cream might not always be the perfect texture but it is free of weird chemicals and can easily be made lower in calories if you cut down sugar.
Sun, 17 July, 2022
How to cook when the kitchen is like an oven already? Come outside and barbecue away, or eat salads that don't require much effort and next to no cooking.
Sun, 10 July, 2022
Let's have a run through my best berry recipes. If you think they are only fit for sweets and desserts, you'll be surprised. But obviously it’s cakes and desserts, primarily, that we want to put berries into.
Sun, 3 July, 2022
Sunny weather + friends coming round = barbecue! But what to serve alongside burgers and sausages? Banish the eternal mixed salad and make a bowl of spring cabbage salad instead.
Sun, 26 June, 2022
Contrary to recent research, I stick to my guns: no breakfast doesn’t mean weight loss. And morning is actually the best time to eat sweet carbs as the French know well.
Sun, 19 June, 2022
Most people don't buy whole fish because they wouldn’t know how to prepare it or are squeamish about fins, guts and eyes. While actually fish is easier to cook whole and works out much cheaper.
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