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Buffalomi with plums, honey and pistachios

Buffalomi with plums, honey and pistachios

This recipe features in the August/September edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. When a top Hampshire producer annouces a new cheese, I get the same feeling of ancipation that most people get when their favourite band brings 

Charred cabbage with nduja butter

Charred cabbage with nduja butter

This recipe features in the July/August edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. In recent years the great British barbecue has evolved from an all-out meat-fest into something much more refined. Burgers and sausages have been nudged aside 

Brown crab custard with asparagus + samphire salad

Brown crab custard with asparagus + samphire salad

This recipe features in the June/July edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. Crab and asparagus is one of my favourite flavour combinations in early summer. Savoury custard might seem a bit unusual, but it really shows off 

Green vegetable pakoras + coriander chutney

Green vegetable pakoras + coriander chutney

This recipe features in the May/June edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. I love incorporating fresh Hampshire produce into recipes from far flung places. These crispy little flavour bombs are packed full of early summer vegetables and 

Overnight sourdough focaccia

Overnight sourdough focaccia

If you’re new to sourdough baking, focaccia is the perfect loaf to get you started: easy, forgiving, endlessly customisable and – most importantly – ridiculously delicious.

Aromatic milk-braised wild boar

Aromatic milk-braised wild boar

This recipe features in the April/May edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. The last twelve months has been a time to rejoice in small luxuries, especially where food is concerned. We started buying unpasteurised milk from Hiltonbury 

Easter chick choux buns

Easter chick choux buns

This was another idea that I literally needed to bake out of my head: choux bun ‘eggs’ encasing fluffy yellow ‘chicks’.

Leek + Barkham Blue pizza bianca

Leek + Barkham Blue pizza bianca

This recipe features in the March edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. Years ago, I helped my parents build a wood-fired oven from clay in their garden in France. To this day, no visit is complete without 

Crisp + chewy ricciarelli

Crisp + chewy ricciarelli

I’m often asked what my ‘signature bake’ is and I always struggle to come up with an answer. I love variety when I cook and rarely make the same thing more than once without some hefty fiddling. If I was really pressed to choose though, 

Rhubarb, lime + ginger tart

Rhubarb, lime + ginger tart

Like many freelancing parents, I’ve had to put my work on the back burner since January to concentrate on home-schooling my children during lockdown. We’ve managed to incorporate lots of cookery into our curriculum and I’ve loved sharing lunch everyday like it’s the weekend. What