Soup Season- Courgette & Pea Soup

I fear we have now passed over the pretty part of autumn and have entered the thick of cold dark and rainy season. It’s inspired me to search the cupboards for soup ingredients, as there is pretty much nothing I would prefer on a cold rainy day than a hot bowl of soup, snugly slippers,…

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins; My Annual Tradition

Autumn holds a very special place in my heart.  It always has. Growing up in the Midwest of the US we were treated each October to beautiful, richly coloured orange, red and yellow trees, the joys of pumpkin and apple picking- both of which sometimes included a hayride, but always included a warm cup of…

Easy Peasy Creamy Lemon Pasta with Smoked Salmon

When kids are small, food seems to fall in and out of favour on a pretty regular basis.  It makes it very hard to keep up, hard not to over-saturate their plate and palate with whatever the ‘ingredient of the week’ is (everything will contain peas, no sweet potato, no wait now it’s cheese!) and…

Remember when dinner parties weren’t messy? Yeah me neither…

Earlier today I was reminiscing about the dinner parties I would throw in my previous life pre-kids. I’ve always loved cooking for people, but these were the sorts of evenings that despite my intention of being casual, collected and breezy, I would obsess about the food, obsess over the finer details, how tidy the house…

My first attempt at making chutney…

Ask any American what they know about British cuisine and they are bound to tell you one of three things (only two of which are actually correct by the way): 1. Fish & Chips (duh) 2. It’s all bland and boiled (so outdated and untrue) and 3. Great Indian food! The fish and chips are…