Mumma’s Seville orange marmalade

Marmalade Recipe

There are two particular reasons (apart from the obvious ones) why I like going home to my parents’ house in Scotland: the first is well-ironed sheets (we’re too lazy to … Read the rest


Cazenave chocolate – a perfectly legal high

Cazenave 70% Dark Chocolate

I used to think that Mars Bars, Twixes and Starbars had their place, but once you’ve tried a bar of 70% plain dark chocolate from Cazenave, a world-class chocolatier in … Read the rest


Broad bean, asparagus and wild rice salad

Broad Bean, Asparagus and Wild Rice Salad

If you don’t like broad beans, there can be only one possible reason why: they haven’t been double podded. This means cooking them (as you would peas), draining them, then … Read the rest


Ottolenghi’s barley and pomegranate salad

Ottolenghi's Pomegranate and Barley Salad with added feta

My first experience of Ottolenghi (or ‘Ottotrendy’ as The Heid calls him) was about two years ago, when I happened to pass by his Kensington deli on Holland Street. Five … Read the rest