Matcha gelato with sesame biscuits

Matcha gelato with sesame biscuits

You know it’s been a hard week when you’ve felt compelled to make two batches of ice cream. This was definitely a two-batch week. The first was strawberry ice cream for the children, which I have secret plans for this weekend. The second is definitely 

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 

Mushroom buckwheat galettes

Mushroom buckwheat galettes

Make pancake day a little more Mardi Gras this year by making these French-style buckwheat galettes for your main course.

Red-braised pork belly for Chinese New Year

Red-braised pork belly for Chinese New Year

This recipe featured in the April 2018 edition of Hampshire Life magazine with wine matches from Berry Bros & Rudd. This is one of my favourite ways of cooking pork belly. The succulent meat really lends itself to gentle Chinese spicing and works well with 

Bengal Sage tasting menu with Saurav Nath and Toscanaccio

Bengal Sage tasting menu with Saurav Nath and Toscanaccio

The Bengal Sage has become a Winchester institution in the 3 short years since taking up residence on George Street. It’s the place that locals in-the-know go to wallow in slow-cooked buffalo bhuna heaven and enjoy surely the best onion bhajis in the country. Like 

Bergamots

Bergamots

Some of the best ingredients turn up when you least expect them. A couple of weeks ago we were up in London, gorging on amazing pulled pork and smoked onglet at Pittcue. We took a slow amble back to Waterloo via ice cream parlour extraordinaire 

In search of Gueuze

In search of Gueuze

It’s been 5 months since my last post – a case of too much time eating and not enough time writing about it (though that is, of course, the best way round…). One trip that definitely deserves a belated mention is a trip we took 

Lunch at Le Manoir

Lunch at Le Manoir

For our birthdays this year, our families had bought us both a voucher for lunch at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. At the time we were in the depths of moving house and when we booked, August seemed like ages away, but all of a 

Incidental pho

Incidental pho

I made an oxtail curry on Friday, the by-product of which was a gloriously intense broth from slow-cooking the oxtail with whole spices. The smell of the stock cooking took me back to our trip last year to Vietnam and my many attempts to recreate 

A cassoulet pilgrimage

A cassoulet pilgrimage

I’ve just come back from 10 days in the South West of France and I’m already mourning the end of lunchtime drinking and river swimming. The weather hasn’t helped – flying back over the New Forest and seeing fields that were more puddle than grass