Broad beans

Broad beans

In the past few weeks the humble broad bean has decorated our meals. I made broad bean mustered rice balls, fried and golden. Broad bean and cicory salad with fried egg for breakfast. Broad bean dip with anchovy’s on sourdough…

Broadbean sagra

Broadbean sagra

It is time to feature broad beans in my kitchen. With a rich harvest I am committed to cooking broad beans with every meal. And while for some this might sound like a dire situation, for me the challenge of…

Sandwich for lunch

Sandwich for lunch

Bread fever has not died. I am as keen to make bread as ever before and I am getting faster too. On the weekend it was fresh bread heaven. We sat 6 at our table. The loaves of warm bread…

In the garden blossoms and bees

In the garden blossoms and bees

In the garden blossoms are blooming and their colour saturated. Ralf is checking the bee hives for pests, and honey. With the warm weather the bees and the blossom will come together, each nurturing the other.  

Bread in me

Bread in me

Like a pet it is, the bread I make. A constant fixture that I bake. I never tire of making it, watching the rising and kneading the mix. At night I start, by day break its full, bloated and ready…

Polenta

Polenta

In summer, winter, in autumn or spring, polenta delicious, delicious I eat.

Master Baker

Master Baker

I really enjoy learning from friends. From friends most of all because an intimate relationship has been established that makes the learning process very gratifying. There is also an opportunity for me to learn not only about their craft but…

Love learning

Love learning

I am slowly working towards perfecting my bread making and baking…I have gleaned from here I have gleaned from there… Ken tells me stories, Lise and others too… there are different approaches to making bread and you choose the approach…

Risotto Verde e Bianco

Risotto Verde e Bianco

There is never a time when I look inside the fridge and think “there is nothing to eat”.  As long as there is one vegetable in the fridge then I know that a visit to the garden will make that…

Chick Sheikh

Chick Sheikh

The heavy meals and comfort foods of winter sometimes need to be put on the back burner for something a little lighter and refreshing. For me at present it’s a Moroccan Soup Bar inspired dish. Olive oil is heated, a…