Tasti Christmas Fare

        With Christmas getting closer by the minute yet spring temperatures still giving us some cool days, it is a great time to get into the kitchen and start some of your Christmas baking. Many say Labour … Read more »

Making a Curry

While curries are synonymous with hot climates and it is also easier to find the required fresh ingredients in summer, their aromatic spiciness is I think particularly warming and welcoming on a cold winters night.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

February – March is tomato time and an ideal time to visit an outdoor tomato grower and convert boxes of sun ripened tomatoes into sauce! I assure you this is as easy as can be and once you have made … Read more »

Carrots, Juicy Sweet…

I must admit I’ve been a little dismissive of carrots in the past. I saw them as stock-pot vegetables first and foremost; essential building blocks in many great dishes to be sure, but not really worthy of closer inspection. That … Read more »

Tender, Sweet Rock Cakes

Virgil Evetts As a small boy I felt oddly powerful eating rock cakes. I fancied them as a man’s sort of cake – big, rugged and rocky.  This was a rare, and rather convoluted, expression of masculinity I suppose. Fact … Read more »

Chelsea Buns

Virgil Evetts Following on from last week’s cake-fuelled dawdle down memory lane… I do like a Chelsea bun. Soft, sweet, spice- flecked bread studded with sticky raisins and crudely stuccoed with icing. As a small boy with an obscenely sweet … Read more »