Quite a few people have been asking me about Däve recently. This household pet that brings so much joy to my life isn't a cat or a dog, it's actually a natural yeast culture, cultivated right here in the Cotswolds. I made him by exposing an organic flour and water mix to the elements to … Continue reading Sourdough Starter
Indian food, but not as we know it. The unassuming and understated entrance to Prithvi leads you into a welcoming and convivial environment inhabited by swans of the hospitality industry. Unexpectedly small, but perfectly maximised like an Ikea showroom space, my first impressions leave me feeling relaxed and excited at the prospect of what's to … Continue reading Prithvi
October has brought a distinctive change in the weather, and with it, an influx of sniffles, coughs and colds. We flick the switch on the central heating and the onslaught from the invisible invaders begins; are our immune systems caught off-guard in the ambush? Our go-to remedy is hot Elderberry Cordial, but I'm not entirely … Continue reading Rosehip Syrup
What a great day. I'd forgotten just how much fun it is to make fresh pasta; very satisfying. I'd also forgotten how much hard work is required to knead the dough, especially when you have an audience of 8-year-old schoolchildren. This is the 10 minutes or so between the lovely eggs nestling in a flour … Continue reading Pasta for Italian Day
As the adage of much disputed origin states, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." That's exactly what's going on with Jamie Oliver's latest venture. He's teamed up with Hotpoint to not only provide free cookery lessons for … Continue reading Teach A Man To Fish..