Food is not just a necessity for life, it enhances and enriches our lives. I love every aspect of food… not just eating it! I love cooking, and growing things, I love recipe books and cookery programmes, I love talking about food, reading restaurant menus… but most of all, sitting round a table in good company enjoying a wonderful meal!

Squash seeds – don’t waste them!

Am I so mean or is it just the way i was brought up, not to waste anything? I bought a butternut squash yesterday and today I made it into soup… I peeled it and the peel went into the compost bin; it will rot down and be perfect for potting seedlings next spring. The […]


And for lunch today…

I’m getting quite boring really… I had a reduced version of this for breakfast; lunch was rye crackers, green pesto, cucumber, celery, tomatoes, feta cheese, spring onions, fig and pomegranate balsamic vinegar, Greek olive oil, Greek basil, rock salt and ground pepper. I will have something different for dinner!


As good as it looks… no, better!

I’d not heard of this cheese before but was attracted by the little ceramic pot and by the fact it was reduced in price as it was coming up to its sell-by date… I won’t leap onto my sell-by date and best-before hobbyhorse, that’s for another time… Anyway I bought this cheese… It has a very pleasant smell, strong, but not as […]