Grilled miso radicchio

Foods with a sour or bitter note are a great way to kickstart a meal: radicchio and radish pair here in pink and red technicolour, and are tempered by the sweetness of miso and honey. I sometimes use dairy-free cheese...

Posted: 09.02.22 1 Comments

Quick squash lasagne

Pasta has my heart like nothing else. My love affair with it was cemented when making stuffed agnolotti, caramelle and everything in between in restaurant kitchens, but it started with something simpler: my mum’s...

Posted: 19.01.22 5 Comments

Quick chickpea braise with kale & harissa

This is a meal in a pan, a pan full of all the things I want to eat on a cold weeknight, and there is little more comforting than that. Most greens would work here in place of the kale. Jarred chickpeas are my choice...

Posted: 12.01.22 4 Comments

Anja Dunk’s Stollen Bites

I'm so happy to be sharing this amazing recipe from my friend Anja's treat of a book, Advent. Advent is an edible countdown in 24 chapters inspired by the idea of traditional paper advent calendars, where you open up...

Posted: 24.11.21 5 Comments

Homemade Gifts to Post This Christmas

Sending something you have actually made with your own actual hands is a very good way to connect with people you love. It will also make you feel smug, in a Blue Peter badge mixed with Martha Stewart kind of a way. And...

Posted: 11.11.21 7 Comments

Five Flavourful Soups

As the colder months finally starts to kick in, I start to crave comfort. The warmth of an evening by the fire, a hot chai after a long walk on the Hackney Downs, a new pair of woolly tights. Most of all though, I crave...

Posted: 14.10.21 5 Comments

Good things for colds

These are the things I make when coughs and colds strike; when we are feeling a little depleted. I don’t intend these recipes to be medicine. I have no proof that they work but they make me and my family feel better....

Posted: 07.10.21 2 Comments

Good things on toast

This week our toaster has started only toasting on only one side. In a bid to buy less new stuff we are hoping we can fix it. With all things going well might happen in mid 2025. So we are going for the flip technique....

Posted: 13.09.21 2 Comments

Lemon, artichoke and butterbean paella

A few things to say about Paella, while recognising I am absolutely no expert. I have found it's best in a thin based paella pan over a gas flame or even better a BBQ/fire. Failing that whatever large shallow (to drive...

Posted: 02.09.21 9 Comments

All-time favourite ways with tomatoes

In peak tomato season, I'll eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Squashed on to bread with oil, salt and a little cheese on the side in the morning; at lunch, in heavy wedges with a dousing of sea salt alongside a...

Posted: 01.09.21 2 Comments