A while ago I told you about a dinner to honour the departure of a special friend: I had great fun dressing the table with things old and new – each with their own story. … More Putting the stuffing into mushrooms
I have a love-hate relationship with trade shows and festivals. I have, in my time, been on both sides of the table – stall holder, exhibitor and visitor. I have also organised a number of conferences, so I have a good idea of what goes into the organisation of fairly large events: none of it is … More And behind the scenes….after…
I have always loved eggs. As a little girl, I loved eating Dad’s scrambled eggs; of course I had had my own, but they were much nicer when I perched on his knee, eating them off his plate. He loved his eggs on buttery toast and topped with a good sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper. Another … More Anyone for eggs?
I enjoy preparing and eating food. I lost my sweet tooth a long time ago, although I do enjoy the odd dessert from time to time. My preference is for uncomplicated meals which, in old fashioned language, would have been known as “balanced”. Although not vegetarian, I prefer not to eat meat every day, eating quite a … More Eating to live and living to eat?
Both my parents grew up in the UK in the Second World War: Mum in Oxford, where her mother took in evacuees and then later also billeted soldiers. Dad grew up in Glasgow, and with his sister, Belle, evacuated to a poultry farm . Consequently, we grew up constantly hearing, “waste not, want not”. Little was thrown … More Waste not, want not – I
We have just had the first really cold snap of this winter, and it came with howling winds and snow. Needless to say, warming comfort food becomes the order of the day. A popular favourite is the ubiquitous “mac and cheese”. Funnily enough, this is a dish that rarely appeared on our family table – … More Variations on a theme