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Grape Focaccia

It’s grape season in the garden & whilst I do love those dark purple bunches, each September I end up scratching my head as to what to actually do with them. Over the years they’ve usually found their way into chutney or thrown into the jam pan along with all of the other odd bits …

Treacle & Seed Soda Bread

We’re a nation of bread lovers here in the UK, it’s almost a national obsession. We can quite honestly base any meal around it, including of some of our biggest pleasures… from bacon butties, bread & butter pudding, thick buttery slices of toast & of course, the humble sandwich (the ultimate in bread based meals …

Spelt Crumpets

Is there anything more comfortingly British than a crumpet? Crisp on the outside, fluffy in the middle & with butter seeping through its core… it’s one of those thing’s that you miss when you go away on holiday, much like a proper cup of tea or the patchwork fields & greenery. Apparently, crumpets may have …

Wild Garlic Bread

Ever since I can remember, I have loved garlic bread (who doesn’t?!). Shamefully though in my youth, I refer to the mass produced, butter drenched, garlic baguettes of the supermarket.¬†Ready-made garlic bread is often made with margarine, stuffed full of unpronounceable preservatives & throw in some chopped, flavourless parsley purely for aesthetics. Garlic is loved …

Snow Day Bread

It’s cold (bloody cold to be exact)¬†& there’s snow in the air here in the UK. Whilst for most countries around the world this is just weather, precipitation, nothing out of the ordinary during the winter months. Here in the UK, it’s quite a different story. Roads & walkways become either impassable or complete pandemonium …

Coca De Forner

It’s January (or limbo month as I like to call it), the start of a brand new year, a time for diets, resolutions & setting expectations for the year ahead. Personally I don’t believe in the resolution side of things & certainly don’t believe in the new year diets (I still have mince pies that …

Blueberry Bagels

Iconic Chew I can’t believe that its been a whole year since I made a big wonderful dent in my bucket list & visited New York. Already planning a return to the Big Apple, hopefully in 2019 (watch this space),… for now I simply have to reminisce. Such an amazing, hectic city full of life …

Date & Seed Bread

One-dough-fits-all There’s no such staple in my diet as bread, I couldn’t possibly imagine a life without it. It is one of the oldest prepared foods in the world (thank goodness for the Egyptians!) & has played such an essential role in our diets throughout the world. What other food could you enjoy & take …

Chilli Cornbread

I’m a big advocate of salads & soups, especially in summertime when it’s warm (sometimes too warm!), you’re lethargic & just craving something fresh, cooling & light. Sometimes though, soup needs a partner, salad becomes a side, hunger prevails & something more substantial is required to banish the pangs. It’s no small secret that I …

Banana Bread

Lonely Bananas & Salted Butter As my poor KitchenAid sits proudly on the kitchen top, gleaming, begging to be used, & at least 3 Amazon deliveries of cookbooks have made their way to cookbook corner, their pages eagerly awaiting a dusting of flour & a splash of batter, alas I have not had the time …