apple pie

Vegan apple pie with lemon, pecans and sweet autumn spices

Apple pie season is here! The unusual heat wave of the last two months has left most of my newly sown veggie plants cropless, but our old apple tree managed to produce a beautiful batch of apples as if nothing has been the matter. So now that tempertures are dropping, what can be better than […]

grilled peaches

Summer salad with grilled peaches and basil croutons

Summer fruit is at its peak right now. Strawberries were never sweeter, soft stone fruits are at their juiciest and so full of flavour. I’m enjoying them by the handfuls these weeks, munching on them for breakfast and all through the day or turning them into summer bakes. So why not include them in dinner […]

strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

Fresh and seasonal strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

Strawberries are at their sweetest right now. They’re perfect for munching on by the handful and for taking centre stage in your summer bakes, nicecream and smoothies. But did you know they also work wonders in savoury dishes? As the key flavour in this strawberry balsamic vinaigrette, for example. This quick and easy vinaigrette pairs […]

raspberry granita

Raspberry granita with prosecco and mint

Do you prefer your summer refreshment on a stick or on a spoon? As you will guess from the picture, I’ll pick the spoon any time. Granita must be my favourite icy summer treat. It’s light, crisp and full-flavoured and there’s just nothing like the feeling of those flaky crystals melting on your tongue with […]

basil lemon syrup

Basil and lemon syrup made with whole lemons

Summer has arrived and summer drinks are in order! These days I’m alternating between large jugs of fresh, unsweetened iced green tea and glasses of a sweeter alternative: sparkly lemonade made with homemade basil and lemon syrup. Making your own lemonade syrup is much easier than you may think. Its base is a simple sugar […]

cashew cream cheese

Cashew cream cheese with wild garlic and spring herbs

The shaded corners of my garden are filled with pretty white flowers, which means that the season for wild garlic is almost at its end. The pointed leaves of wild garlic are among the first to start growing after winter, which makes them a welcome herald of spring every year. And as I adore their […]

roasted asparagus

Oven-roasted asparagus with vinaigrette, fresh herbs and capers

Asparagus season is here! As I love this veg, I’m making the most of its wide availability and cook bunches of it every week these days. The sturdy green variety is particularly versatile. It can be blanched or griddled, used as part of a stir-fry or shaved in raw ribbons to make up a salad […]

Easter buns

Soft chai-spiced Easter buns with tea-infused cranberries

Easter is just around the corner. This year it is expected to be an unusual occasion. With people all over the world doing their bit in practicing social distancing, public celebrations will be limited to a minimum and instead of visiting family, many people will likely be staying in. All the more reason to make […]

spaghetti with cashew cream

Spaghetti with cashew cream, peas and mushrooms

Some days comfort food is called for. And on days like these, nothing beats pasta in a creamy sauce. Below you’ll find my current favourite version: spaghetti with cashew cream, peas and mushrooms. This one ticks all the boxes: it’s creamy, nutritious, filled with different textures and flavours and easy to whip up. As said, […]

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