Waste of paper

I do love a freebie. When I’m in the supermarket, which I so often frequent, I am forever plucking free leaflets and magazines from the shelves. My most recent copy drew me in with the headline, “Love Your Freezer.” What-ho, thought I, a treasure trove of recipes was about to be uncovered. Sadly, I was… Read More Waste of paper


My blender hasn’t been part of my kitchen company for long, but it is proving itself to be a valuable member of the team. The way in which it turns cooked vegetables and chicken stock into heavenly, silky soup is beyond magnificent. But I bought it originally with smoothies in mind. I am a big… Read More Novice

My outlook

The thing about food is that it tastes really good. And the better it tastes, the more we want. The haze descends and the greed kicks in. But the consequences of this way of eating are often saddening. We are in the grips of an obesity epidemic, but I feel the powers that be havenโ€™t… Read More My outlook

Root Vegetable Soup

Throughout the cold, wintery months, soup becomes one of my main food groups, alongside mashed potato and chocolate. This recipe is simplicity itself. Root Vegetable Soup Makes 5 servings Ingredients: 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped into thin pieces 1 small onion, peeled and diced 3 small carrots, peeled and diced 1 small turnip, peeled and… Read More Root Vegetable Soup