Lemon curd and poppy seed drizzle cake

This loaf is actually amazing. Its the lightest fluffiest lemony cake ever and is perfect with a cup of tea. I added poppy seeds to the original recipe for this and they cut through the sweetness and add to the texture (plus I had a massive bag that needed using, food waste is not cool!) I have a feeling this recipe will contribute a lot … Continue reading Lemon curd and poppy seed drizzle cake

BBC Spring Good Food Show 2016

Look at these beautiful photos my friend Mrs E took when we went to the BBC Good Food Show last week. I kindly got given free tickets this year and we really made the most of our visit; starting early and taking in a number of interviews and demonstrations in the Supertheatre. I certainly recommend getting at the show earlier; we managed to get round … Continue reading BBC Spring Good Food Show 2016

Tortellini, rosemary and goats cheese soup

I always associate soups with Autumn and winter weather. I just cannot fathom the idea of eating something like leek and tomato soup on a warm day. However this soup has a light fresh flavour and takes about 20 minutes so you won’t be sweating over a hot stove for too long. The tortellini make this a hearty meal – so this is perfect after … Continue reading Tortellini, rosemary and goats cheese soup

Crab, courgette and tomato gnocchi

Everyone has food they eat when they’re alone. Something the people they live with dislike but the person in question not so secretly adores. For me one of those things is seafood and another is bread and cheese. D reviewed a gig in Manchester last week and I took full advantage by cooking crab gnocchi and eating it on the sofa (D is surprisingly strict … Continue reading Crab, courgette and tomato gnocchi

5 ways to make yourself a bit happier this Spring

I must admit I am feeling decidedly unsparkly tonight. I have the sort of cold that has exhausted me and left me with a comically squeaky voice to boot. However, I had a lovely weekend in which D and I spontaneously went to Country to Country (a country music festival) in London. Which got me thinking, while watching literally thousands of people having a whale … Continue reading 5 ways to make yourself a bit happier this Spring