Did you know this was actually one of the earliest recipes I ever posted on this blog? Not this exact one, but something similar that I have now adapted.  Because in the spirit of Ms. Laurie Colwin and all of the misguided adventures she writes about in ‘Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen’ (1988), … Continue reading BUTTERMILK PANCAKES


A ragù is emotional. I’ve always found, after many years of cooking, that a ragù/ meat sauce, is deeply personal to everybody that cooks it. Even people who hate cooking/ don’t cook will always say to me that they make ‘a good bolognese’ or ‘a good lasagne’, and while this makes me happy, because I’d … Continue reading BEEF & ‘NDUJA RAGÙ


Jam. Marmalade. Chutney. Compote. Preserve. They’re all very different things, I know, but for me, so long as I’ve got a dollop of sweet, tangy, syrupy fruit to slather on toast or sneak into bakes, then I really don’t care what we call it. This recipe here is basically a jam because by it’s very … Continue reading QUICK FROZEN FRUIT JAM