Author: susie

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 

Smoked haddock oatcake tart

Smoked haddock oatcake tart

This recipe features in the September/October edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. This tart is inspired by the flavours of an omelette Arnold Bennet, but instead of bechamel and hollandaise on an egg and haddock base, I’ve 

Oven-baked crispy cauliflower bhajis

Oven-baked crispy cauliflower bhajis

I created this recipe when my children came home from school and nursery announcing that they didn’t like cauliflower. Well of course you don’t! Who likes plain cauliflower, boiled in unsalted water, probably by way of a lengthy stint in the deep freeze?! To show 

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.