Category: Store Cupboard Ingredients

  • Caramelised onion and feta galette

    Caramelised onion and feta galette

    Lunches are never easy. You open the fridge and hope something delicious jumps out, provocatively dancing the salsa, shaking the tubs of parmesan and olives like maracas. After a year of this working-from-home madness, I repeat, A YEAR, I decided to bake a caramelised onion and feta galette which I had been threatening to do […]

  • Cauliflower, pine nuts, salsa verde

    Cauliflower, pine nuts, salsa verde

    I made a cauliflower dish for lunch the other day. It was roasting in the oven, the salsa verde was patiently resting, the pine nuts were on the right side of toasted, when I looked in the fridge to see what else I could grab for us to eat alongside. Aside from a wedge of […]

  • Babaganoush

    Babaganoush

    Pyromania is a curiosity we all possess. We all went through that worrying childhood phase of literally playing with fire (I refuse to believe I was the only one) and I think a love of cooking is simply an extension of that. Take blowtorching something for instance. It really is a dangerous tool to give […]

  • How to make Babka plus two different flavours

    How to make Babka plus two different flavours

    I first tried babka at Honey & Co. In their little restaurant on Warren Street, its white walls and plants whisking customers away from smoggy London to a momentary respite of sun-dappled tranquillity, there is a counter laden with tempting cakes and pastries. After a memorable meal, stuffed to the gills and discovering a new […]

  • Peanut butter fudge sauce

    Peanut butter fudge sauce

    In a week of Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day, here I am offering you peanut butter fudge sauce. It’s a poor replacement, I know. But I hope it counts, dear reader. During these ceaseless months of lockdown, I have become very attached to my food. I’m sure we all have. Instead of kissing the person […]

  • Blood oranges with spiced caramel

    Blood oranges with spiced caramel

    Every season, there is a fickle, flighty fruit or vegetable which, as soon as I get my grubby mitts on it, takes all my energy and forces me to neglect other foods. They are allusive creatures. Here today then they disappear in a wisp of fragrance, leaving us mournful in their wake, wondering what we […]

  • Prune and fennel sausage rolls

    Prune and fennel sausage rolls

    Quite often, the best things in life are wrapped in pastry. These prune and fennel sausage rolls can attest to that. We can all agree a pain au chocolat is a thing of beauty, especially if the chocolate is slightly molten. Apple turnovers and eclairs were mine and my sister’s chosen bakery treats – as […]

  • Quick and easy one-pot pasta

    Quick and easy one-pot pasta

    This is a story of two extremes. On one hand there is my compulsion to be extravagant and a show off, versus my need for ease and convenience. This dichotomy is reminiscent of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, except focused on food rather than evil. One will overrule the other in the end. And it’s […]

  • Vegetable and pearl barley soup

    Vegetable and pearl barley soup

    January is a month of slurping soups. There are thick parsnip and apple soups, practically white with cream and a brightness of flavour that makes you suddenly sit up and eat your lunch more alertly than usual. A butternut squash soup drizzled with turmeric yoghurt, in an attempt to coerce flavour into this despondent vegetable […]

  • Miso and lime mayonnaise

    Miso and lime mayonnaise

    The first dish we learnt to make at cookery school was mayonnaise. We all stood at our work benches, buttoned up securely in our fresh, spotless whites, hair snugly packed into caps, clattering a whisk around a metal bowl of egg yolk, slowly dripping the oil in off the prongs of a fork. Dip the […]