Author: susie

Hummus garden toast

Hummus garden toast

My daughter was in Year R for the first lockdown, which meant lots of time to fill without very much actual school work to complete. In a way this was good news, as her 2 year old brother wasn’t particularly supportive of any sensible seated 

Rainbow salad

Rainbow salad

Want to occupy your children in the kitchen without producing more sugary treats for the biscuit tin? This is my go-to lockdown lunch when our diets have turned a bit carb-heavy.

Beetroot, shallot + ricotta tart

Beetroot, shallot + ricotta tart

This recipe features in the January edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. Be kind to your body after the excesses of Christmas. Instead of punishing it with a crash diet; nourish it with whole grains, fresh vegetables 

Molly’s mermaid kransekage

Molly’s mermaid kransekage

I can still remember the excitement of choosing my next birthday cake when I was little. My mum was – and still is! – an amazing baker, and she would always make it her mission to turn my vision into a reality, no matter how 

A gift of Christmas brownies

A gift of Christmas brownies

Brownies are one of those bakes that give maximum pleasure for a modest amount of effort. My basic recipe has changed very little over the years, but it is infinitely customisable for any occasion.

Cable-knit marzipan Christmas cake

Cable-knit marzipan Christmas cake

After 5 weeks of being swaddled and fed with whisky, the Carter family Christmas cake has been decorated!

Test Valley trout ceviche

Test Valley trout ceviche

This recipe features as part of the December edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. My favourite Christmas starters are light, fresh and zingy. They rouse your appetite without filling you up. This recipe takes the iconic ingredients 

Southdowns lamb crown

Southdowns lamb crown

This recipe features in the December edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. The Southdown breed originates from the native sheep that have roamed the South Downs for many hundreds of years. The breed was developed in the 

New Forest roulade

New Forest roulade

This recipe features in the December edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from The knackered Mother’s Wine Club. This is my local take on a Black Forest roulade. I have fond childhood memories of hunting for porcini below the oak trees of the 

Honey gingerbread porcini

Honey gingerbread porcini

These beautiful biscuits were originally developed to accessorize my New Forest roulade recipe for Hampshire Life magazine‘s Christmas edition, but they also make a lovely gift for any foodie friend with a sweet tooth.