Comparing baking to writing & a book launch

Comparing baking to writing & a book launch

One of the things I enjoy doing is cooking. I love baking, and making meals from scratch. My Mum us an awesome cook, and growing up we were privileged to  have good quality and varied food, which is something I emulate in my family. But I never really started cooking...
Plant identifications

Plant identifications

What’s the first thing you do when you have a new house? Go round the garden and identify what new plants you have, of course! (Well, actually first we picked the ripe fruits and have even made our first batch of homemade jam and relish from it.) We are lucky to...
Cooking ahead

Cooking ahead

Meal planning is a tool that I couldn’t live without. Having structure to what I make for dinner for the week and month makes it so much easier to decide what to eat, shop and cook dinner. I’ve written an introduction to the meal planning method I use, as...
BBQ weather

BBQ weather

The last few weeks have been glorious here, and (a few thunderstorms aside) we’ve had temperatures in the top twenties nearly all month. And as we have been fairly relaxed at the weekends – spending most of them at home – we have been enjoying BBQs....
Speculaas planks

Speculaas planks

The Dutch are very good at biscuits and pastries. And one of their specialities is called speculaas – this is often translated as gingerbread into English, but it’s more of a biscuit that gingerbread generally is. One of the features of speculaas is the...

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