Category: Vegetarian

  • Winter spice marinated goat’s cheese

    Winter spice marinated goat’s cheese

    Much like this year in general, this Christmas has been an excuse for my family to bake. My dad provided the Christmas pud in all its nutty, fruity glory, warm from his slow cooker. My sister made the post-Christmas trifle with layers of homemade sherry-soaked sponge, fruit, cream and chocolate shards, and my mum spontaneously […]

  • French cooking: the crêpe

    French cooking: the crêpe

    As I predicted, moving abroad has its hurdles. I write this still awaiting my SIM card and with no bank account, not for the lack of trying. Administration in France is not easy at the best of times but add a pandemic and doors start gently closing with a perfunctory, ‘Désolé!’ Unlike French bureaucracy, that […]

  • Lockdown 2.0: France – Coriander and shallot sauce

    Lockdown 2.0: France – Coriander and shallot sauce

    Amidst the tumult of the last few months; the pandemics and politics, the masks, the job losses, and the general upheaval, I’ve quietly moved to France. It really was quiet – it was just me and a suitcase or two – and after a tight hug with my mum at Heathrow, I donned my mask […]

  • The 4 best savoury breakfasts

    The 4 best savoury breakfasts

    A girl doesn’t ask for much. It would just be wonderful if: Hairdressers were affordable I could teleport instead of taking public transport There were more hours in the day (apparently, Mozart had the same number… something doesn’t add up here) I could start every day with the perfect weekend breakfast I am coming to […]

  • Goat’s cheese and coriander salad

    Goat’s cheese and coriander salad

    Lockdown has been a peculiar time. Like many others I’m sure, my normally eager productivity has sunk into the depths of a swampy quagmire, struggling to stay buoyant. Cooking for myself is suddenly hard work and my cool night time habit of reading cookbooks has worryingly disappeared. People have been proudly nurturing their sourdough starters […]

  • Cheese scones

    Cheese scones

    Back in November I moved. The house has chipped blue woodwork, a red front door with frosted glass and a garden dominated by a rickety metal washing line. Each morning before work, the sky glows pearly pink while I stand at the kitchen counter making my breakfast. It’s a quiet and peaceful time, which, after […]

  • Watermelon and feta salad

    Watermelon and feta salad

    I was born in bleak mid-January, so, naturally, I have become accustomed to a cold, wintery birthday. It comes with the territory. Like all occasions, you shape the celebration to the season and I have hosted a number of wintery parties. For instance, the Valentine’s Day-themed sleepover which involved a hideous microwaved Skittles concoction (why […]

  • Kūmara hash with goat’s cheese

    Kūmara hash with goat’s cheese

    Greetings from Wellington! It’s been a while, dear reader, I hope you’re still there. And just like that, I’ve been in New Zealand for a month. There have been picnics and wine tasting on Waiheke Island, cake on the beach in Paihia and hiking through dripping rainforests to Cathedral Cove. I have watched the sun […]

  • Tomatoes, basil, breadcrumbs

    Tomatoes, basil, breadcrumbs

    Finally, the sun is out. England is basking in a humdinger of a heat-wave and there are a lot of grouchy faces because of it. Britain simply can’t cope in extreme weather. We’re used to the sultry heights of 25°C which is an excuse for us to strip down to swimwear and sunbathe. Right now, […]

  • Pickled cucumber

    Pickled cucumber

    My dad has a weakness for pickles. Or, should I more accurately say, food preserved in jars. He has been graciously granted the top shelf of the fridge to keep all these misshapen glass jars, usually full of something bloated and discoloured suspended in liquid, and I have habitually looked past this section of the […]