Kitchen & Recipes

The Best Carrot Cake You Will Ever Make*

*Disclaimer: I haven’t tried ALL the carrot cakes in the world. Yet.

Confession, my sister must have made this cake half a dozen times before I actually tried it. She’d tell me it was the best carrot cake ever, I’d nod and smile and make agreeable noises, but…

2 min

Foolproof pancakes

Fluffy American Style or Lacy crêpes, we’ve got you covered

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day – whatever you call it and however you celebrate it, there’s no denying the child-like joy that comes with being able, nay expected, to eat pancakes for dinner….

3 min

Spicy Black Beans + Veggie Sprinkles

Just don’t call it bowl food

Less a recipe and more a suggestion, this is my go to lunch when I’m working from home. A few minutes prep and then the beans can be left to simmer on the stove until thickened…

2 min

5 Cookbooks for Getting You Out of a Kitchen Rut

…and into a new cuisine

Chances are that along with a multitude of other people, you decided that this was the year you were going to cook more healthily. Or become a vegetarian. Or perhaps be more adventurous in the kitchen….

4 min

The Only Scone Recipe You will Ever Need

(and the right way to top them!)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that if you want to start a fight in the West Country, one need only express an opinion regarding scones, pasties, or clotted cream. Nothing gets a Cornish man more…

4 min

Thai Coconut, Butternut and Lentil Soup

Made with homemade khao soi paste

After feasting on my Crunchy Squash Tacos on Tuesday, I was left with a surplus of butternut squash (it was a big ‘un!), and rather than let anything go to waste, yesterday lunchtime I threw together…

2 min

Crunchy Butternut Squash Tacos with Creamy Lime Dressing

Vegan and gluten free

I LOVE Mexican food. Like most people of my generation, I grew up eating tacos made from minced beef and an Old El Paso taco kit and thought that was that. It wasn’t until I started…

3 min

A Kitchen Spring Clean

And a recipe for homemade vegetable bouillon

The season of the spring clean is well and truly upon us. Wardrobes up and down the country are having their doors flung open and their contents scrutinised. Hallway closets, cupboards under the stairs, airing cupboards,…

6 min

How To Entertain At Christmas Without Losing Your Sh*t

A survival guide

Here we all are, well and truly entrenched in the season of goodwill, too much food and more Christmas specials than you can shake a glitter-covered stick at. Chances are that by now, if you hadn’t…

5 min

Bun Thit Nuong

Vietnamese grilled pork with noodles

At this time of year, our default setting is to submerge ourselves in big bowls of stews, soups, and mashed potatoes. Mmmmmmm, mashed potatoes… But every now and then, we emerge from the fog of comfort…

3 min