Dealing with Christmas leftovers, and a simple tomato soup

Have you eaten too much this festive season? I don’t think I have been too bad, but I have certainly eaten a lot more than normal … big breakfasts, big dinners, puddings, a few sweeties, cheese, crackers, and cake. As there is so much food around, I have felt obliged to keep eating. And as […]

Meal planning Monday – 7 April 2014

Yet another Monday, yet another meal planning Monday. It’s been a stressful few weeks for me, and I’ve realised that actually it has been a stressful few months. A new job at the end of last year with a steep learning curve and new responsibilities, things to organise at home, and the usual pressures we […]

A comfort food: fish pie

One of my biggest restaurant disappointments was when I visited Richard Corrigan’s Bentleys for a much anticipated meal many years ago. I had come across him on the first series of Great British Menu and was immediately drawn to his simple style of cooking: using the best fresh and local ingredients, fussing with them as […]