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Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta

Home made pasta might seem like an unnecessary task these days, especially when every supermarket sells fresh pasta of all shapes and sizes – seriously why would you? but it is so easy to do and such a great way to spend and afternoon/morning – a real labour of love. The end result far surpasses the […]

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To fry or bake? The secret to good falafel

To fry or bake? The secret to good falafel

  That can be a dilemma! Most of us love fried food. I read somewhere it was an evolutionary instinct – the satisfying crunch from a snack of  insects enjoyed by our hunter gatherer ancestors has remained with us and is part of our taste DNA. This may seem a little far fetched, but without a doubt the satisfying […]

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Pink Yorkshire Rhubarb

Pink Yorkshire Rhubarb

Once you have tried the delicate, fragrant Pink Yorkshire Rhubarb – you will never want to go back to ordinary run of the mill garden variety again! Grown in  dark warm sheds in the Yorkshire Triangle, the spindly stalks strain to seek light and can be heard ‘popping’ their leaves as they grow at such a […]

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Marmalade

Marmalade

January and February are the traditional marmalade making months, mainly because it is the Seville orange season: the oranges with the bitter taste so typicalof the conserve. These dark chilly months are perfect for this labour of love; the careful preparing of the fruit, the slicing of the peel and the citrus scent pervading the […]

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