Becoming mindful teaches you that the nothing is the same twice.  Each breath we take is different and though it might seem the same each cup of tea that we drink is subtly different in multitude of tiny of ways.  Same for those regular meals that we cook week in, week out.  So what has this got to do with … Read the full post


This little article in the Independent caught my eye a few weeks ago Tips with everything: Chefs reveal their craftiest kitchen tricks.  There was a theme threaded through the tips of salt and the skill of seasoning food perfectly. The variation in the attitudes of different chefs interviewed to using salt and other seasoning techniques was fascinating and got … Read the full post


I’ve travelled just enough to know that here in the UK we don’t get sent the best fruit. I’m not blaming anyone – if you have the sun it’s reasonble that you also get the pick of the fruit. But I’ve seen enough Mediterranean markets to know that we get sent second pickings.   I wouldn’t bother – our homegrown brit-fruit … Read the full post


Handpicked Links Winter into Spring 2012

by sophie on February 26, 2012 · 13 comments

Roasted beets with feta & cumin
I bought some large, slightly potholed beetroots at our local farmers market and made this BBC Good Food recipe for Roasted Beets with Feta and Cumin with them.  The cumin is wonderful with the earthy beetroot and the little caramelised, crusty pieces of feta make the dish.

Chickpeas centre stage
The Kitchn had an … Read the full post