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Green Bean Stew

It was another bountiful summer here in our little garden in once-sunny Streatham. Hard to believe that on a muddling grey November day like today. We planted fewer tomatoes than last year when we went tomato crazy and I paid more attention to staking, tying up, pricking out the side shoots, feeding and watering and it’s paid off. We […]

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Krispy Kale Kapers

Yes, I know, awful headline. Anyhooo, at least I’m on-trend* with the kale although, to be honest, this works just as well with a lovely Savoy cabbage or Spring Greens. But we’re swimming in kale around here and the gorgeous green stuff needs to be used up before it bolts off to Brixton! We planted a […]

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Beetroot, Fregola & Feta Salad

Beetroot, beetroot, beetroot, love it. In fact I even liked it when it was drowned in vinegar and bled onto the slippery ham slices that were part of the traditional Irish salad of yore (floppy lettuce, slippery ham slices – rolled if we were being posh – sliced boiled egg, tomato halved, scallions, those pickled beetroot slices, warm waxy potatoes and salad cream). Anyway, I’ve been sowing beetroot seeds recently and it got me thinking…

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2015: plans & dreams but no promises!

They say never promise what you can’t deliver. So I’ll make no promises BUT I have made plans for the year ahead and one way to make sure that I take the plans to heart is to tell y’all what’s on my “2015 To Do List”. Just so you can check up on me during the year!

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Have a joyful Christmas & New Year

It’s been a good year for illustration commissions and a lovely year as we settle into our new house in the new neighbourhood in South London. Lots of great food events and plenty of wine and laughter, here’s hoping 2015 is even better.

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