Author: susie

Where to stop en route to the Dordogne

Where to stop en route to the Dordogne

If you’re driving down to the Dordogne this summer with children, here are two ways to make the journey more bearable.

Caramelised pineapple + coconut frangipane tart

Caramelised pineapple + coconut frangipane tart

This tropical twist on a classic frangipane tart is egg-free as well as nut-free and can easily be made vegan. Continue reading

Mango, passion fruit and coconut cake

Mango, passion fruit and coconut cake

This year for her birthday, my daughter asked if I could make her a mango cake. An unusual request coming from a nearly-8-year-old (I was expecting mermaid or unicorn to be honest!), but I love the fact that for her, it was all about the 

Desserts of Christmas past

Desserts of Christmas past

I’ve written many recipes for Christmas pudding alternatives over the years – some light and fresh, others rich and indulgent, but always deliciously festive. Here I’ve gathered together some of my favourites for you to try this holiday season.

Spelt flour recipes

Spelt flour recipes

I know I’m a little biased from my Hampshire Fare days, but I honestly believe we have the best food producers here in Hampshire. Take Wheatsheaf Farming for example. They grow spelt, an ancient form of wheat that is higher in protein and contains a 

Slow cooker alubias rojas con sacramentos

Slow cooker alubias rojas con sacramentos

We fell in love with this dish while on holiday in Northern Spain this summer, but it’s the kind of cooking that’s even more welcome in autumn and winter.

Nut-free chewy honey cereal bars

Nut-free chewy honey cereal bars

It’s a new school year and my new term’s resolution is to get organised with packed lunches. These lunchbox treats are nut-free, high in protein and taste better than anything you can buy in a packet.

Sweetie sushi

Sweetie sushi

My children were big sushi enthusiasts from an early age. Personally, I blame Sushi Daily at our local Waitrose – in the “before times” they would offer free samples in the afternoon, getting the city’s middle-class toddlers hooked like benevolent crack dealers. Like all children, 

Pannage pork, crispy potatoes + quince sauce

Pannage pork, crispy potatoes + quince sauce

This recipe features in the November edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. New Forest pannage season Local farmers have been releasing their pigs into the New Forest to gorge on acorns, beech mast and chestnuts for nearly 

Roasted squash with feta + preserved lemon

Roasted squash with feta + preserved lemon

This recipe features in the October edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. Vegetables are increasingly the star of the show in my kitchen. The vegetable drawer is often my first port of call when choosing what to