Monthly Archives: November 2011

Spelt and Ginger Banana Bread

I must admit to being a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to baking. Baking, as we now know, is not my forte and it is only with practice that I have even come to like it, let alone … Continue reading

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Fabada Asturiana

I am fully in love with the Phaidon cookbooks – I gawk at them every time I’m in a Waterstone’s, Lily’ owns a Silver Spoon and I have recently purchased 1080 Recipes, the ultimate Spanish cuisine bible. I am not … Continue reading

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Kale, Sausage and Flageolets

Or posh bean stew, if you will. This is another one of those classing Leon recipes that I love so much I end up cooking it at least twice when kale is in season. Kale is something I grew up … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Tea Time Treats

As it happens I have benefited from my sudden and unexpected return to singledom in very few ways. Aside from trying to talk myself into hating a person I previously liked and losing my restaurant partner, I also find myself … Continue reading

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Frugal Luxury Fish Pie

I hate waste in all forms . Wasted time, wasted opportunities, money or effort – all fill me with dismay at the thought of limited resources. I hate wasting food, it is criminal, especially when it comes to meat. My … Continue reading

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Daal Will Mend Your Soul

So here we go again. Our garden looks sad. The clock goes back and grey, cold and wet days are followed by greyer, colder and wetter days. Tissues at the ready, we all have to endure perma-sniffles. Well, I thought … Continue reading

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Saturday Lunch at The York

There was once a time when I wouldn’t be seen dead at the York. In those dark days the York was a Scream pub. However, most probably due to the lack of interest even from the usual Scream pub crowd, … Continue reading

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