Marinated Goat’s Cheese with Wild Herbs & Spices

Marinated Goat’s Cheese with Wild Herbs & Spices

As much as I love whiling away an afternoon, or indeed an entire day, cooking something elaborate, I tend not to want to take forever making lunches during the week. The flip side is that I still don’t want lunch to be boring, and so I have a few recipes up my sleeve that I [...]

Cherry Blossom Syrup

Cherry Blossom Syrup

A little while back I would have been the first to complain that foragers seem to be obsessed with making everything into a syrup - especially flowers. However, I've gradually learned that it's one of the best ways of harnessing and preserving the flavour of many of nature's best, and most fleeting specialties. Making syrups [...]

Spiced Mackerel with Gooseberry & Chilli Chutney

Spiced Mackerel with Gooseberry & Chilli Chutney

The humble gooseberry, or "goosegog" as it is sometimes affectionately called, is one of the first fruits to appear in spring, it's rarely finding its way onto our tables for some reason. Gooseberries lack the sweetness of strawberries and raspberries and have a face-puckering tartness that likely is the root of their dwindling popularity, but [...]